My artichoke did well this year, and instead of harvesting it to eat I decided to let it bloom just to see what would happen. I regret nothing. As it turns out, artichokes bloom more beautifully and dramatically than I could have imagined.
The last 5 photos were taken over the span of about a week and a half. I am not 100% positive that the first photo is the same flower, as it was taken considerably earlier.
I’ll have more cool info on the artichoke later! In the meantime, can you spy the bee?