I realize now that I've never taken a good photo of my garden since we built it. But you can see that phase of it here, which is a good reference point for these photos. I'll have to also take some pictures of the rosebushes as they are positively huge and bursting and some of them have even thrown vines over into my garden.
The broccoli has been a pleasant surprise, I think - so far my two plants have been providing enough broccoli to feed my boys consistently for the past month or so. They both eat a lot of broccoli (thank goodness, since they both fear my favorite green - chard).
The artichoke has been so hardy....isn't it beautiful? Even in the first month when I felt that nothing was growing, the artichoke seemed oblivious to everyone else and continued to stretch out its dagger-like leaves in determined joy. I have heard that it's best to let your artichokes go to flower the first year, then harvest them the second. Has anyone else heard this?