Last summer I purchased an artichoke plant for our veggie garden. It had beautiful, deeply cut, grey-green leaves and for that reason alone I will probably try to find another one this year.
I had checked several times thru out the summer for the formation of artichokes, but never found any. Today I found three. The beautiful plant of summer is shriveled and dead now, but there were 3 small artichokes that had started forming before it froze. The one in the photo was the largest.