Day 3 – January Challenge

'All Choked Up'

‘All Choked Up’ (c) 2014 Joanne Daschel

 

I’m playing catch up today, posting a few pics for these first few days.

Like ‘Dilly Beans’ on day one, these are inspired by the summer vegetable garden. Artichokes are startling plants. Massive structural rosettes of deeply cut leaves, they remind one of an overgrown thistle… which in a sense they are.

I enjoy showing kids in the school garden our artichoke plants as they always find it surprising to see those well-known vegetables perched on top of these huge plants. They especially enjoy seeing the magenta-purple blooms emerge in late summer.