Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Four for a dollar

There's an old joke about a guy named Arthur who robs a grocery store. In the process he strangles four of the store's employees and, when he finally opens the register, all he gets away with is a single dollar bill. The headline in the paper reads, "Artie chokes four for a dollar." Rimshot.

I like the grey-green of the artichoke plants in our garden. There are two left and they seem healthy.

You can tell it's an old joke; artichokes are considerably more expensive these days. On Monday I got some gardening done. I weeded the new rhubarb patch (man, those weeds grow fast), planted six strawberry plants, and trimmed the tall grass along the edges of the garden pathway.

8 comments:

  1. We have the same joke in the UK, it ends "Artie chokes four for a pound in Tesco's".
    Well done on getting all the gardening done.

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  2. Spring is no time for the lazy. Keep up the good work. And I want to see what you do with those 'chokes on a plate.

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  3. That is one sick joke ... and I had never heard it ... and I liked it!

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  4. OMG! That is one of Joel's favorite jokes....(I never tire of it......not!)

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  5. Hi Walt, many people have artichokes in our community garden. To me they take up a lot of space for not a lot of reward, but I could be wrong. This year I planted some asparagas. Another plant that takes up a lot of space....

    Nice photo. You always find such interesting angles to show things in a new way.

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  6. Hehehehehe - I've never heard that one before now! A good laugh each day is what I like.
    That grey-green color in nature is one of my favorites, as well. Previously in one of my beds I grew Lamb's Ears which had a similar, velvetty grey color that I loved.

    Mary in Oregon

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  7. jean, too funny!

    stuart, we shall see...

    mitch, I'm surprised you've never heard that one!

    judy, merci. :)

    lynn, for me, the cornier, the better. ;)

    christine, they do take up space. I think of them as more ornamental than practical, at least in home gardens. Professionally grown artichokes make for better eating.

    mary, I had some lambs' ears here as well, but they've died out over the years. There may be one or two little plants left.

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