This year was my first time to grow artichokes- I had no idea the blooms were so pretty!
So pretty in fact that I did not eat them but let them bloom and once the blooms were done, cut one off and brought it inside. This bloom in particular I felt was the prettiest, most symmetrical and so it came inside where it sat dried up in this little crystal bowl for I don't know, months?
I was very content with it and just left it there. Yesterday while I was starting to pack up all the Christmas decorations it had exploded! I had no idea- how cool is that!!!
I am sad cause I really liked it there but I had several weeks / months where I enjoyed it as well. Hope everyone is had a wonderful and safe New Years and here's to 2015!