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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ode to the Artichoke

The tender-hearted
dressed up as a warrior,erect, it built itself
a little dome,
it kept itself
its armoured leaves…
                                Pablo Neruda

I look forward to devouring some tender-hearted artichokes later this year and to ensure an ample supply I am adding another half dozen plants.   Following the lead of gardeners like Rosalind Creasy and Ivette Soler, I am interplanting the new plants with flowers.

Also, found this great article on growing artichokes in California published by the University of California

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