Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon is my favorite plant in the garden, this week...

I've noticed a shift in the comments from pedestrians about The Victory Garden.  This week I've heard:

  • "Your plants look so healthy!"
  • "Your garden is really filling in."
  • "I can't believe how big your plants get out here."
  • "Can you take me through your jungle..."
  • "I didn't even notice you in the garden.  What's the group that sang Welcome to the Jungle?"
A theme is emerging...all I did this season was scratch in some Dr. Earth fertilizer and add some compost into the beds.  This jungle theme was unintentional, except for the tetrapanax.  That was my own humorous jab.  
Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you how the tetrapanax and Japanese Coltsfoot are filling in around the poetry post.  Well, the Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon decided to join the party and pushed up seven foot tall flower spikes that haven't opened yet.  I love it's beautiful silvery soft leaves and the drama that it brings to the vegetable garden.  I plan on blanching it this fall and adding it to potato and cardoon soup.  

So, I'm calling the Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon out as my favorite plant in the garden this week.  Loree at Danger Garden has started a weekly meme showing her favorite plant in the garden and other garden bloggers have joined her.  I love this meme!   Although, I've been spending more money on plants as a result.  I'll show you my new darlings soon.