I am so happy that one of my artichoke plants is now budding out. In the artichoke world this means “bearing fruit”, or “putting on artichokes”. I am so excited since this is a long awaited event. I have had the plants a couple of years and this is the first time I have grown them. I am surprised they are not more popular here in Texas. A Native Texan, and organic gardener, I have not seen them much here. The Leander nursery and greenhouse where I bought them has since closed. The Natural Gardener had some growing in their garden last time I was there.