You may remember the Cardoon That Couldn’t Be Stopped:
Now in its second year, it’s achieving its full growth. The photo above is from one month ago.
Here’s one less than a month later:
That was taken before we left for Europe. Last night when I went out to look around to see what would need weeding/staking/saving whenever it stops raining, I was shocked to see:
It’s even more astonishing from the other side:
I don’t like turning my back on it.