GLOBE THISTLE part sun- partial shade. these.are prickly and weed=like often pulled out and confused with an invasive plant. Just get gumtree balls, spray paint blue, glue onto a skewer and call it good.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GLOBE THISTLE part sun- partial shade. these.are prickly and weed=like often pulled out and confused with an invasive plant. Just get gumtree balls, spray paint blue, glue onto a skewer and call it good.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Globe Thistle with Drumstick Allium:Serenity in the Garden: My Annual Reminder- Plant Drumstick Allium now Repinned by www.sailorstales.wordpress.com

Globe Thistle with Drumstick Allium:Serenity in the Garden: My Annual Reminder- Plant Drumstick Allium now Repinned by www.sailorstales.wordpress.com

Milk thistle plant... did you know every single part of the plant can be eaten? It has many health benefits, a good source of manganese, iron, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium. It destroys free radicals and is used to fight cancer, helps prevent and heal gallstones, and much else. To eat raw cut off the very edge of the thistle leaf. Boil to soften thorns and eat them like spinach thorns and all. Or whiz in a blender to tear up thorns. Frying the leaves makes the leaves crispy like potato…

Milk thistle plant... did you know every single part of the plant can be eaten? It has many health benefits, a good source of manganese, iron, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium. It destroys free radicals and is used to fight cancer, helps prevent and heal gallstones, and much else. To eat raw cut off the very edge of the thistle leaf. Boil to soften thorns and eat them like spinach thorns and all. Or whiz in a blender to tear up thorns. Frying the leaves makes the leaves crispy like potato…

'Thistle' - As flores cor-de-violeta formam uma coroa sobre as maciças brácteas verdes. Dentro esconde uma iguaria: os agridoces corações de alcachofra de degustação.

'Thistle' - As flores cor-de-violeta formam uma coroa sobre as maciças brácteas verdes. Dentro esconde uma iguaria: os agridoces corações de alcachofra de degustação.

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Eryngium planum - Blue Sea Holly

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Interesting plant combination:  Rhubarb & cardoon or globe artichoke  -- I think it would look even better with some tall flowers in the back, cosmos?  Maybe with an additional layer of lovage?

Interesting plant combination: Rhubarb & cardoon or globe artichoke -- I think it would look even better with some tall flowers in the back, cosmos? Maybe with an additional layer of lovage?

Globe thistle is a fabulous, weirdly scultural plant that we don't see a lot of. Check out that steel blue color! Echinops ritro - globe thistle

Globe thistle is a fabulous, weirdly scultural plant that we don't see a lot of. Check out that steel blue color! Echinops ritro - globe thistle

Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Summer Borders, Globe thistle, Echinops Ritro, Echinops Veitch's Blue, Monarda, Bee Balm, Persicaria Amplexicaulis, Mountain Fleece

Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Summer Borders, Globe thistle, Echinops Ritro, Echinops Veitch's Blue, Monarda, Bee Balm, Persicaria Amplexicaulis, Mountain Fleece

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