Denise Kemp writes:
My brother-in-law gave me an artichoke plant this spring that was given to him. He told me that I need to lift the plant in the fall but didn’t have any details on whether to take the leaves off or leave it in dirt or newspaper or what so I’m not sure what to do with it after I lift it. I live in Michigan in Zone 5. Do you know what to do with the plant after it’s lifted?
Anyone who knows the answer (or wants to offer an educated guess) please respond in the comments. Thanks in advance.
I do, of course, make diagrams of planting areas that are relatively complex, to be sure I have considered relationships of height, form, color, and seasonal change…though about eighty percent is lost in the translation to the real garden. I have concluded that the conception in the gardener’s head is an art form of one kind and the creation of an actual picture out of living plant material is an art form of quite another kind. Both are satisfying, but their relationship to each other is, in my experience, tenuous.
in My Garden and I, p. 25