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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕On our place for 34 years. Oregon Z-5/6. #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives #thankyougardentags

Cynara Scolymus

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columbiariver

Still trying really hard! Getting taller, not sure its getting any bigger though. E for effort little guy. #greenfriday 💚 11.23.18 #annualla

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novicegardenlover

#smallisbeautiful hopefully small is tasty too

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columbiariver

Thank you Susan. It should have been harvested in Sept. A little late planting on my part. @novicegardenlover

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rachelbrooks

Aww come on little Artichoke, you can do it!

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columbiariver

Yes, little artichoke, we all want to see you big! @rachelbrooks 😘😄😅😆💚

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lesliecole49

Lol, go arti, go arti...

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columbiariver

It's grown since yesterday! 11.3.18

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columbiariver

Tom and Hayley did you see our baby? @tkept @hayleyaj

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lovestogarden

Yummmmm! 👏👏👏

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tkept

@columbiariver Great. 👍👍

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columbiariver

We will be eating it if it gets big enough Janice @lovestogarden

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cyndi

Awesome and love your rings too aunty

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terrimclaughlin

Yeah I think I looked at the rings first @cyndi. I guess even though we love plants were still ladies who like jewelry!!! Very cool artichoke Laura!!!!!🤗🤗😊💕

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columbiariver

Thank you two lovelies. I didn't want the hand in the pic but there it is! @Cyndi @terrimclaughlin

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cyndi

Very welcome

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hayleyaj

I can see you! 👏👏

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kimguy

This gives me perspective on the size☺

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columbiariver

An artichoke is happening in there. 11.1.18 first one this year as seed was started late. Can't believe my eyes!

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Sussanah

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Susanandsteve

I have never seen an artichoke grown!

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columbiariver

It's down there Susan. Tap this pic and scroll over to see my pride and joy last year @Susanandsteve

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Susanandsteve

Your pictures of the artichokes are so fun! Thank you!

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columbiariver

I'm glad you like them. I couldn't stop photographing them. Very fun Susan. @Susanandsteve

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kimguy

😮😮😮

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columbiariver

Even if it doesn't flower, I still think it's an awesome plant. Behind it is ugly right noe. Going to plant back there soon

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ShelleySnyder

This does have outrageous leaves!💘😍

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jeatacake

Love the leaves on these👍

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columbiariver

The leaves are up to my neck @shelleysnyder @jeatacake

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hayleyaj

It will! I bet down inside the crown there's a bloom hiding! Mine now has 4! From one of your seeds 😍😍

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columbiariver

That makes me very happy Hayley! 🐛🌱💖 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

And me Laura! 😁

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kimguy

👍👍👍

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lesliecole49

Wow, much taller you'll need a ladder yo pick the artichokes!

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columbiariver

Seedling is finally starting to shoot up! This one was started with the last seed I could find in my stuff and it was a wimpy looking little seed. So I have to say I'm pretty pleased. Should have a flower by August...I hope! 7.3.18 #artichoke #fromseed #growbabygrow

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tkept

@columbiariver My artichoke is still kicking. It looks to be about the same as yours right now. If it ever stops raining I’ll go take a picture of it and post it.

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columbiariver

The rain has helped the seed come further along. Drying out! Let me know if you'd like to try growing #artichoke #seedsaving #artichokeseed #seed

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columbiariver

@jennlamaye I will send you more, real seed 💕

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jennlamaye

@columbiariver oh wow! Thank you!! 💕

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hayleyaj

I tried with some seeds my neighbour gave me last year, but wasn't successful. They are amazing plants! 😄

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zuma

I never try it ,but your picture is beautiful

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columbiariver

I'm happy to send you some seed if you'd like to try again Hayley. Im going to add my email as an individual post, if you are at all interested 👋👌@hayleyaj

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columbiariver

If you want seed my email is prettyfallday@outlook.com

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columbiariver

May I send you seed to Nigeria Helene? @zuma

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PunkyKy

I would like to try Laura if you dont mind. Yours were beautiful!

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hayleyaj

That would be great, if you have enough? Thank you 😊👍🏻

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columbiariver

I would be happy to and have hundreds of seeds Hayley and Kyla. 💌 @hayleyaj @punkyky

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zuma

Thank you so much @columbiariver but I am afraid it’s impossible , very kind .

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columbiariver

#textures #globeartichoke

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tinaaune

👍💚 just as fab as the bloom! @columbiariver

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ShelleySnyder

Oh wow!! This looks like tin! Fab!!💘😍

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susanhumphrey333

Looks metallic Laura 😊

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jadojado29

Amazing pic Laura @columbiariver 👌👏👏😍😘

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columbiariver

Thank you 💕 I have gotten more joy out of this artichoke. Now it looks like this and its still fascinating. @tinaaune @ShelleySnyder @susanhumphrey333 @jadojado29

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ShelleySnyder

Very fascinating!! Was looking through and you're right!! It's a keeper!💘😍

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lesliecole49

Wow, such an interesting plant this has been! Will you eat them next year?

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columbiariver

Thank you Shelley. Yes, I hope to see if back @ShelleySnyder

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columbiariver

Leslie this plant has multiplied so I plan to grow enough to satisfy the taste buds! @lesliecole49

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columbiariver

Amazing seeds. They come out straight as a pin and gracefully open into fluff. The seed is securely connected to the carrier. #seedsaving #globeartichoke #autumn

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rachelbrooks

Isn't nature awesome?! 🙌🏼

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columbiariver

Truly Rachel 💕👌 @rachelbrooks

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Thats what I said @ShelleySnyder . who knew?! So many surprises in the garden 💖😍🌿

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columbiariver

https://youtu.be/Dd5Yq5emjIE

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cyndi

Very cool..

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pauline33

Like dancing girls beautiful 🤗☺️😍

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columbiariver

These are most of the artichoke pups that the mother plant put out and these are doing great. She's still making more pups. I really don't know how we're going to keep them over for months tho! Cart before the old Grey mare again. Learning by doing!

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columbiariver

#artichokepups #artichoke

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cyndi

Very awesome.. You need a greenhouse lol

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columbiariver

I do but I don't @cyndi. With our winters the wind and the flying tree branches might surely take one out. Idk?

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carolgs

So jealous this is on my secret wishlist keep looking at them in the GC but never take the plunge 😂

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columbiariver

Artichoke pups from the mother plant as promised. Now I think I need to pot them? Then what? I don't know! Will they survive in the house til spring? #whatifikillthem #artichokepups #artichoke

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cyndi

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/1073

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columbiariver

I love the OSU extension Cyndi. I guess I'm the only one here who's done chokes huh? I better read up! @cyndi

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cyndi

It's a goal of mine but will need seeds to do that after I saw how pretty yours we're lol.. #plantadvice

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columbiariver

You know how I love seeds! 😜😜😍 @cyndi

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cyndi

I thought I loved plants before I came to this group... Nook this group got me even more hooked.. Seems like I Never worked so hard in my life hahaha jk but for real.. This site made me a plant addict hahaha

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columbiariver

I feel the same way. This is more healthy than many other things 😉 @cyndi

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cyndi

True so very true

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columbiariver

This is the inside of bloomed out artichoke.

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver the end of your big beautiful blooms! They we beauties!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Thank you Shelley. I'm glad you enjoyed them too. Its been fun for us.

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columbiariver

Thank you Shelley. ng I'm glad you enjoyed them too. Its been fun for us. @shelleysnyder

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columbiariver

Thank you Shelley. ng I'm glad you enjoyed them too. Its been fun for us. @shelleysnyder

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janelleabella

Those where so cool looking!!

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pat2356

@columbiariver @ShelleySnyder I am envious...for two years I have planted organic artichoke plants and nothing happens. Is there a secret to getting artichoke to produce?

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ShelleySnyder

@pat2356 I DON'T KNOW! @columbiariver is gonna have to tell you that! Sorry! 💘😍

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columbiariver

Thank you Janelle. A definite must! @janelleabella

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columbiariver

The soil I planted in is very soft. It has decayed wood chip compost from my chicken coop with some store bought soil mix. Its in my little raised bed. I had never grown them before so its all new to me too. If you grow in full sun with some soft rich soil you should have no problem. I've noticed now that my plant is giving me a pup! I'll get a pic up of how its growing up beside mother plant. They've been nothing but a joy. I watered some too @pat2356

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cyndi

Even that is beautiful.

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columbiariver

Very soft and pretty @cyndi

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columbiariver

My favorite plant this summer. Last bloom finishing up now. Excited to watch what it does into fall. #artichoke

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lesliecole49

I wonder if the heart would still be edible, do you know?

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columbiariver

I don't know what's going on in there. Would be fun to slice one in half to get an idea @lesliecole49

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purplebird

They would not last long enough to bloom in my yard. I would pick the buds and eat them all , leaves too!🤗

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lovestogarden

Once they get old enough to bloom, the tender flesh that is so tasty is tough. @lesliecole49

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juliesgarden

Fab Laura 😊

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errolly

I didn't realise they could be so attractive at different stages Laura 😊

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diggergurl

Just beautiful, Mother Nature is so wonderful.

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columbiariver

I didnt either Beverly. I've been amazed @errolly

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columbiariver

Thank you @diggergurl . yes mother nature is amazing!

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columbiariver

Next year wed like to grow several so we can eat some Michelle. This one was planted strictly for blooms. Hope you're doing good. I've not been on here much. @purplebird

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purplebird

Never saw the blooms before. Always got them to eat. Beautiful 🤗. I am fresh out of the hospital. Had a 2 1/2 days stay. Lots of tests with no finding out anything. But the Dr. uped my restless leg medicine and I have been doing nothing but sleeping. Since I haven't had much sleep in months it feels good. Read somewhere u are out of fire danger. So glad. I am sure u will love the rain. Stay well.🤗😘

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columbiariver

The bees have ravaged the first three blooms and are working on # four now. #globeartichoke

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now237

Love the look of these🌷

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columbiariver

Hi Virginia. I've decided to try again next year. They have entertained me, no end! @now237

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cyndi

So pretty.

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Di007

They are so pretty Laura

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columbiariver

Thank you Cyndi and Di! @cyndi @Di007

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ggirl420

WOW!! 😍😍😍

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columbiariver

This bumbler is HUGE! he's the size of a small teddy bear and looks as snuggly. #purple #pollinator #savethebees #bumblebee #bee #blue Flower is more purple, but looks blue in my photos

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lesliecole49

Bee hugger instead of tree hugger?

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columbiariver

Yep! Oh he was plump @lesliecole49

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver some need numbers! Like 747!!🤣🤣🤣

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columbiariver

Yes exactly @ShelleySnyder . good morning!

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cyndi

Aww bumblebutt is so cute and fluffy

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columbiariver

He was a real treat to see @cyndi

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ripjuju

Ooooh spectacular!

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Jasonsparkes1

Great picture 💙

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columbiariver

Yes he was @ripjuju

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columbiariver

Thank you Jason 😊🐝 @Jasonsparkes1

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Keely

Wow fab pic Laura 💙💙💙🐝🐝🐝

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columbiariver

Wonder what's next with this one? Looks like seeds are forming down there!

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columbiariver

This is top of my list to do next year. Third one is opening now. It was a huge compliment to me when hubby said that we " sure do have a lot of bees this year"! #beeheaven #bees #savethebees #artichoke

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Acetaker

Amazing Girl!✴️

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daisy-jane

They look beautiful Laura,bet the bee's have a great feast with those 💜💚

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cyndi

I might have to add this beautiful plant myself even if I just let them flower..but I do like artichokes

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columbiariver

I'm going to have several. We wanted to eat these. Apparently artichoke plants grow a pup. I have not seen one yet. So ill try to have several. Idk. I hope to anyway. Seeds maybe? @Acetaker @cyndi

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columbiariver

Oh the bees go wild for them Jane. I've seen a dozen on the big flower. They climb around in the tiny, needle shaped, purple petals. Incredible to watch. 🐝👌🐝💜🐝 @daisy-jane

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cyndi

Yes please and I didnt know they grew pups. Hmm so I'll have to do one area of them for food and one just for ornamental and for bees lol

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columbiariver

Had to show you all of the bees on here! Its like grand central station! #bees #pollinators #artichoke #globeartichoke #wildlifewednesday

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver wow this is the gift that just keeps giving!!💘😍

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columbiariver

It really is @ShelleySnyder

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cyndi

Wow

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columbiariver

@cyndi this is the first thing I want to see every morning because it changes at night (seems like anyway). Its crazy 😜

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cyndi

It is crazy how different some plants change daily. I like it.

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gjones

This one just gets better and better!😊

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juliesgarden

Wow, amazing 😍

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous Laura 😍😘

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janelleabella

Wowsers,❣❣❣ gorgeous, beautiful, amazing lucky Laura ❤💞❣ omg I can't miss a day or 2 of gt's again lol

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columbiariver

#bestofaugust

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columbiariver

@ladeebug The bumblers loved my artichoke last year. They all did lol!

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columbiariver

It changes so much every day! I can't help it! #globe #artichoke We've been super busy with family. Sorry to miss your photos. I'll try to catch up later

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver wow!!💘😍

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SikoMa

I've hardly been on myself Laura. I really love this though. Not sure I've ever seen one bloom🤔

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janelleabella

Omg that is the nearest thing I've seen in a long time!💞💞💞💞

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cyndi

Keeps getting prettier

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mich

It's gorgeous Laura! 🤗💚💜

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seemore

Beautiful!!!😘

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columbiariver

Look what the rain did! #artichoke #globeartichoke #progressreport

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errolly

Lovely surprise 😊

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cyndi

Very pretty

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rachelbrooks

That's gorgeous Laura 💚💜💚

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lesliecole49

How cool is that!

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kmallette909

@columbiariver How do you cook #artichoke for your family?

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver WOW!!💘😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Super photo, and what a magnificent bloom 😊

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columbiariver

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56eafabce4b03a640a69e41b

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columbiariver

Another view of the artichoke. You can swipe your screen to see its progress #globe #artichoke #letitbloom #noteatingthis #artichokeflower

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver cool!! Is that as big as it looks?

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cyndi

It's a beauty

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columbiariver

Its quite big @ShelleySnyder . Next pic I'll show you.

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columbiariver

Thank you @cyndi 😊

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cyndi

Very welcome ✌💞

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momasherri

Cool pictures. Every year I tell myself I'm going to plant these

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richard.spicer.7906

Lovely 😀👏🏼👏🏼

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carolgs

Lovely I like you can see it growing through the pics @columbiariver

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columbiariver

These are definitely one of the most fun and interesting things to watch grow. Great feature on gtags to watch progress 👏👍 @momasherri @richard.spicer.7906 @carolgs

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momasherri

My daughter says who let's it get that far!

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columbiariver

Crazy flower people 😍👏👍 @momasherri

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columbiariver

#artichoke #globe This guys getting bigger!

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bpetty55

Too cool!!

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KariSamuel

Is this also edible?

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Soph1e

Quite possibly my favourite veg. Delicious with garlic butter or hollandaise sauce 😋

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susanhumphrey333

Wow. Stunning Laura 😊👍

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cyndi

Pretty edibles

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columbiariver

Thank you! This has gone beyond the harvest stage. Its going full bore into blooming! Fun one to grow. Just dont stick your finger in it because those tiny needles hurt 👍😁@bpetty55 @KariSamuel @Soph1e @susanhumphrey333 @cyndi I'm putting another pic up

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franshinegee

So great!

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columbiariver

They want to eat it! #artichoke #tooprettytoeat #gyo

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KariSamuel

#neverseenanythinglikeit ... ever!

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jeatacake

Not eaten mine, just letting it flower. Like a big thistle flower!

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pelly

😂😂😂

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lesliecole49

Will these tighten up, or have they gone past the eating stage? Are you going to let them flower?

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columbiariver

They are opening up and turning purple. Exciting times for thistle lovers! Going to let it bloom @KariSamuel @jeatacake @lesliecole49

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columbiariver

Thrilled by this guy! Sorry if I post too many pictures of it #globeartichoke #artichoke #thistle

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carolgs

I keep looking at these thinking I want one too lovely plants 😁

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columbiariver

And they're perennials Carol! Very entertaining plant! @carolgs

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rachelbrooks

They're fab architectural plants 👌🏼

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greenfinger14

Will look gorgeous Laura 👍😘

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gjones

Wow, that's really an impressive plant!

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columbiariver

What a gorgeous plant. It has a silvery sheen. Our first #artichoke

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carolgs

Lovely architectural plants

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columbiariver

That does describe it very well. It's grown up fast. Great to watch and there's not even a flower yet. @carolgs

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lesliecole49

I just read the encyclopedia info on this, I never realized I was eating the flower bud. I guess I thought it was more of a 'hip'. No idea why I thought that

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columbiariver

I'm excited to watch it Leslie. It's an interesting flower. I hope the season is long enough for it. @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

Oh, that would so suck!

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momasherri

I think it will be ok. I've seen many people growing them

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columbiariver

Oh good Sherri. I have high hopes! 👆😜😍 @momasherri

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columbiariver

@jeatacake I don't think mine is the same as yours, but it's my first artichoke and I'm loving it! The foliage is so amazing

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jeatacake

It's looking good. They are very similar & closely related to Cardoons & have same flower I think, but it's my first time with them too, so it's all a learning curve for me.

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