Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Nature Notes 05-28-09: Anticipation
Nature Notes is the brainchild of Rambling Woods who challenges us to "look at something you might never had paid attention to..a flower…a plant..an animal…What changes are taking place?..Is your garden starting to come to life again?"
One of the plants I monitor closely in spring and summer is the artichoke.
The foliage is quite impressive and spiky - it's related, after all, to the thistle.
Way down inside there appears to be a kind of nest...
...and this is the treasure it's nurturing. Mmmmmmm, artichoke!
Right now they're about the size of a ping pong ball. I hope we get to them before the aphids do.
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