Edible LandscapesMediterranean Landscape, San Francisco

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lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Beautiful Edibles to Add to Your GardenJun 9, 2017

1. Artichokes. With their tall stalks and spiky-leaved heads, artichokes make a dramatic addition to the garden. Not only are they delicious (I’ll take mine steamed with butter, please!), but when allowed to flower, they also transform into the massive and almost otherworldly blooms seen here. The ‘Green Globe’ variety of globe artichoke is delicious, but there are also some stunningly gorgeous purple varieties of globe artichoke worth checking out too.Growing tips: Artichokes can grow quite tall (about 4 feet), and they love sun or part shade as well as a bit of protection from the wind. The ideal spot would be against a sunny fence, near the back border of a garden bed. In areas with mild winters, artichokes are perennials (although they may produce less after a year or two), but they’re planted as annuals in colder climates.

lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Ideas for a Front-Yard Edible Garden Your Neighbors Will LoveFeb 22, 2016

3. Let some edibles flower without harvesting. Artichokes and chives, with their purple blooms, immediately come to mind as having beautiful blossoms when left to flower. Plant enough so you can let some flower without harvesting, and enjoy blooms not often seen in flower shops.

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juliecasil
Julie added this to GardenMay 26, 2018

These are pretty. Are they artichokes?

adlye
adlye added this to xerescaping, gardening and pathwaysDec 31, 2017

1. Artichokes. With their tall stalks and spiky-leaved heads, artichokes make a dramatic addition to the garden. Not only are they delicious (I’ll take mine steamed with butter, please!), but when allowed to flower, they also transform into the massive and almost otherworldly blooms seen here. The ‘Green Globe’ variety of globe artichoke is delicious, but there are also some stunningly gorgeous purple varieties of globe artichoke worth checking out too.Growing tips: Artichokes can grow quite tall (about 4 feet), and they love sun or part shade as well as a bit of protection from the wind. The ideal spot would be against a sunny fence, near the back border of a garden bed. In areas with mild winters, artichokes are perennials (although they may produce less after a year or two), but they’re planted as annuals in colder climates.

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