I do enjoy eating an artichoke, even though they are a lot of work. So I planted a few artichokes plants last year and one survived to make artichokes this year. I mentioned to some friends that I loved the flowers on artichokes too. To my surprise, no one else had ever seen an artichoke flower. So I thought I’d let one of my artichokes flower so I could share what they look like. 🙂 I enjoy the bright purple flower and they way they open up. This one might open up a bit more, but I thought I’d share it now anyway. They look really awesome in bouquets and flower arrangements.