Monday, July 12, 2010

Artichoke!

One of my friends is a really good gardener. She has amazing patience for figuing out plant stuff. And so, she's figured out how to fool artichokes into thinking they're two years old in their first year. She's got artichokes (the chokes, not just the plants) on her plants now! In the upper midwest!

Now that she's been successful, she shared a couple little plants that she didn't have room for in her planting area (so they were in a pot, a bit too crowded for real plant happiness) with me! I planted them today. MAYBE they'll actually grow up enough to make chokes. And MAYBE I can dig them up and get them to survive in my basement for winter and then plant them next year for reals?

At any rate, the idea of having artichokes in my garden is just delightful.

My bruise is developing along.
One of my friends suggested that I needed to make a way better story about how I got it, something about doing a header off my bike and being dragged along for several hundred feet or something. But I don't have road rash or a booboo anywhere but this one place, so that didn't sound convincing. Any good ideas?

13 comments:

  1. That's going to be a beauty when it turns green.

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  2. Whoah that looks really bad! Sure it's ok?

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  3. LOL, to both of those responses: the plant or my arm? :)

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  4. holy cow that's one hell of a bruise.

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  5. That definitely was the artery.

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  6. Bruise: Yikes!

    Artichokes: Yay! TM has managed to make them grow, too--this is our second year--and we ate our first delicious homegrown artichokes of the season the other night. But then they got a cabbage worm, so there are complicated contraptions in our yard now trying to protect the artichokes.... I love the gardening and the fresh organic vegetables, but sometimes, really, we are NOT saving money. Oh well!

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  7. woot, artichokes!

    oh lordy, that is quite a bruise. my dad got some like that when he was on blood-thinners and fell -- it seems like a very unusual amount of bleeding. so, you might want to ask your doctor.

    but the amount of poking and damage does not reflect well on the bloodbank people, in any event. they need to know.

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  8. OMG, that bruise. You may be cavalier about it, but I think that really would turn me off from blood donation forever.

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  9. no kidding, ianqui! which is why bardiac should tell the bloodbank to get their freaking act together, because she's a devoted citizen, ya know?

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  10. Yikes! Bruise! Yikes! Have never seen one so bad (closest contender involved very drunk college roommate + tequila + guitar + big fall).

    I agree, the boodbank folks should see the end results of their work.

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  11. Oh, Bardiac, that is AWFUL. Which you already know, but I can't help saying it. You poor thing! Definitely go see those folks and show them what hacks they are!

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  12. Oh, Bardiac, that is AWFUL. Which you already know, but I can't help saying it. You poor thing! Definitely go see those folks and show them what hacks they are!

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  13. Ok...why does it tell me I spelled the word ver wrong, then I redo it and it posts twice?

    I promise, I don't repeat everything twice IRL.

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