More to explore:
Cynara cardunculus. Cardoons look like the Scottish Thistle
One of my fav colors!! Beautiful
Most thistles are like the dangerous boy in high school who rode a motorcycle. Prickly, invasive, and poised to take advantage in the garden—these were not plants you invited home to meet your parents. Until no
Electric blue globe artichokes - I need these in my garden. Yum yum!
Scottish thistle - after the flower is gone - the thorns form
I love the idea of incorporating flowers that don't necessarily have the "softest"look, such as these spring thistles. And I think these colors, along with some bright yellows, would be so cute.
Untitled by Poesie -=- Green is the New Color to Strive for Appreciation in the Beauty of Our Planet ※
Thistle - too pretty for such a name! These grew all around our farm. Not fun for bare feet.
Thistle is not a flower but is considered a weed. It grows quickly in clusters along the sides of roads and in fields and is difficult to control. But it is beautiful.
Artichoke 'Violet de Provence ' - Globe Artichoke
Thistle bouquet! Sad that fleurs del sol is taking a break... I have wanted one of her pieces for a while now.
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Thistles (national flower of Scotland)