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1. Globe Artichoke "Green Globe" (Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke))

This is what happens if you do not pick and eat your artichokes. I dried the flowers from the 6' high plants.



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Thats lovely welcome to Goy SG.

18 Mar, 2010

 

This is absolutely beautiful, love the blue colour!

18 Mar, 2010

 

The flowers are very flat compared to the cardoon on the right of the screen.The grey sepals? are like mother of pearl. They make ideal dried flowers as they do not lose their seeds or their colour.

19 Mar, 2010

 

Looks beautiful. I was thinking it was a thistle flower, ours back home in Idaho looked very similar. I bet its a related plant. Thanks for sharing!

19 Mar, 2010

 

Welcome to GoY

19 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you all. thehealthywaymagazine .com web site has some interesting info on the health benefits of globe artichoke especially its effect on the liver and gall bladder. Wikipedia the free dictionary web site also has interesting information about this plant - where it comes from, its uses etc - which they describe as a perennial thistle. Fortunately it does not spread in my garden like the wild thistles do. The pictured flower head is 6" across.

19 Mar, 2010

 

Wow! I didn't think it was a real flower!! Amazing! I don't grow these, they are too big, but thanks for showing what it is like.

19 Mar, 2010

 

Wow !
That's wonderful, what a great thing to add to a dried arrangement.

19 Mar, 2010

 

Wonderful, Welcome to GoY Pam

20 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you everybody. I am dipping in and out of members sites like a kid in a candy shop.

20 Mar, 2010

 

Its wonderful isn't it! :-) And welcome Scotsgran, if I hadn't before. :-) I'm hunting up an old pic of the wild thistle in Idaho to post. Its amazing how similar it is. Never would have thought it was related to artichoke.

20 Mar, 2010

 

thank you all for your welcome and interest. I look forward to seeing your thistle GT. I am not sure but I think I read somewhere that you can post it in your comment.

20 Mar, 2010

 

I could put up a link, easiest to get there.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/134648-wild-thistle-in-salmon-idaho/member/greenthumb

That's the only way I know. I'm looking for a better flower shot, the one I found wasn;t as close as I remembered....lol.

21 Mar, 2010

 

I have put a comment on your link. Fabulous colours in your photo.

21 Mar, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Welcome from me!

23 Mar, 2010

 

Love the photo's of your wonderful garden

26 Jun, 2010

 

Hi Scotsgran,

Look at my blog for some advice.
Nice photo of this artichoke!

10 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you Erkabobby. After this horrific winter i have lost my plant which i grew from seeds about 3-4 years ago. I will plant them again this year as they are spectacular. We have been very busy today. It was actually warm and sunny so we got stuck in to making my raised planters. I did not stop to think about how much soil a 2.4m x 1.2m x 45cm high box would need. I do have a lot in my composting bins and I have many pots needing to be tidied up so that will all help.

10 Feb, 2011



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