Friday, May 30, 2014

One For Them

We grew artichokes.
We cut artichokes. 
We ate artichokes.

But I didn't harvest all the artichokes. After all, they are flowers and my pea-sized, pseudo-scientific brain located somewhere between my ears was curious: What would happen if I left an artichoke on the plant?

So I did. 

Soon the flower grew large and larger, then like a good flower, it bloomed. The petals were purple in color and hair-like in quality and the bees loved it! At any given time five bees have been crawling in, around and through that gorgeous forest of blooming lavender-colored petals.

The scientist in me reveled at the beauty of the flower, the industry of bees and amazing Mother Nature!

I might have left an artichoke on the plant but it turned out being one for the bees. So one for them and some for me.


  1. OMG that flower is gorgeous!!! On behalf of the dwindling bee population I thank you for leaving the flower for them. :)

    1. Hi Patty,
      I know, right?! On behalf of the bees I say "you're welcome"! Enjoy today!