This is a photo of last years artichoke that flowered. It was so beautiful I just couldn't pick and eat the artichokes I grew. I made a flower arrangement from the instead! I already have little artichokes forming on this years huge plant. I plan on letting them flower again. I get much more enjoyment from the flowers than eating the artichokes.
A native Oregonian, I am an artist, an animal lover, and a volunteer with the Rabbit Advocates - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting rabbit welfare by educating the public about the care of domestic rabbits and finding loving homes for unwanted or abandoned rabbits.
I studied fine art at Oregon State University under the guidance of Nelson Sandgren and I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, 1 cat and 3 rescue rabbits (the number is ever-changing), koi and Pacific Tree Frogs.
Presently I am on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Society of Artists, 2014 Gallery Chairman.