He takes his cardoon very seriously and each year we take a picture of it. Last year is was a bit meager and disappointing. This year it is better, not yet what anyone would call perfect, but better.
I have further been instructed to say that the cardoon is a relative of the artichoke and that this particular cardoon happens to be about four yards tall (yards, not feet).
Please consider yourself informed.
I might add that this cardoon is 13 years old and has been almost completely neglected for it's entire life. Not one iota of care has been show to this plant, or at least not with any consistency.
If you want a plant that thrives on neglect, this is a sure bet!