10 DIY Outdoor Bars! ~ With outdoor spaces being extensions of the indoors in today's homes, making a DIY bar just seems like a dang good idea. And if you don’t prefer to serve alcohol, use your DIY bar to serve the best iced tea around! ~ #1. Our featured photo, is a tiled outdoor bar. It has a full tutorial, with step by step drawings. What a great style for a mediterranean or exotic feel to your garden! I love the corrugated metal, it keeps this project looking updated.
Artichoke Thistle Or Cardoon (cynara cardunculus): Your plant is likely a C. cardunculus. It bears lovely purple thistle flowers in late spring/fall. Needs full sun and moderate water. Dead head flowers if you do not want it to re-seed. Wear protective gloves when handling as the plant has sharp spines/edges. Native to the Southwest Mediterranean and Morocco. Not a common garden edible. Used primarily in Italian cooking. Easily grows to 6-8' and is a perennial.