|Artichoke with deep purple accents|
|An Artichoke of a Different Color|
This year, the artichokes surprised me. When the 'chokes started growing, they were green and had deep purple accents. Then, the surprise went further when I saw I had two styles growing. The one is the round, globe style seen in the veggie displays in grocery or farmers' markets. The second style which grew never was tight or globe-like. The leaves are elongated and presented themselves in an open style right from the beginning.