the potager is now plowed under. there are two plants that remain.
they happen to be my favorites and actually reside outside of the potager.
the first plant is my Bay Leaf tree.
|photographed August 1, 2011...no blooms yet!|
the second is the new kid in the pot...an Artichoke!
mr. d and i bought it when it was an eight inch baby plant at the
farmers market in Puyallup at the end of June.
Artichokes can flourish here in the PacNWest!
(i took the two photographs above at the end of July in Battleground
on my way home from the Barn House Market.)
why grow an Artichoke?
i was inspired by a
sweet blog friend, Linda at Flowers On My Table.
Linda has the most creative energy when it comes to throwing a party.
for one of her gatherings, her garage was transformed into the Lyons Head Pub,
and for a Summer party, she converted it to an ice cream parlor.
i wish she was my neighbor!
|* use freshly grated Parm, i serve it with fresh baguette or|
it's no secret that mr d. and i love Artichokes. the "chokes" are
a favorite movie night treat.
when i posted about our movie night treat...back in February,
Linda wrote, indicating how good they looked. she said
that she wished that she could find fresh Artichokes where she lives.
(at that time it was Winter)
i wished that i could send her some.
so...today i will send her two...VIRTUALLY!
|in bloom on October 3rd, 2011|
in a few weeks we will be clipping off the blooms and putting the
perennial to bed for the Winter. i have been reading about it at...
this post is dedicated to Linda, an inspirational
from our backyard to yours...