'Pleasant Place' is a growing collection of publications about the art of gardening, offering both practical and in-depth information on everyday garden tasks and garden design. The fourth issue is all about the Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. Scolymus), a monumental perennial thistle that deserves a place in both gardens and kitchens alike. This issue includes a botanical introduction, an overview of artichokes in art history, six artists interpretation of artichoke finials, a visual essay on cultivating artichokes in Niscemi (IT) and international artichoke recipes. As always, a set of garden miniatures can be found in the centerfold.
Artichokes: A Botanical Introduction – with botanical illustrations by Scheltens & Abbenes
Chokes in Art History – an overview of artichokes in the art history
Future Finials – Six new garden ornaments
Artichokes: Palatably Plated – A culinary history from around the world
Nostrale from Niscemi – Cultivating artichokes on Sicily
A set of garden miniatures by Kazuma Eekman