A few weeks ago I posted a photo of my dried up artichoke plants and the new growth already over a foot high. Well, I finally got out the long extension cord and the Sawzall and in minutes had everything cut up and into trash barrels. The photo of the bloom I posted at that time needs to be trashed, because here are the two other blooms that were left on the plant. WOW. Next year I'll get a photo of the bloom before it dries up .... it's REALLY beautiful.