GranvilleSouth wrote: OK. I am glad we don't have to deal with temps like that. By comparison, cardoons grow wild around here. They can be a bit of a weed. I suppose the ground freezes regardless of whether you had a hot house, now that I think about it. Good luck wintering them. To be honest, it sounds dicey but you don't have a lot to lose. Have you thought of growing them in a container as an indoor? I have one artichoke in a container & it is going fine.
The log cabin sounds nice Sue. I could handle living in one I reckon. The moss sounds like a great idea too. A bit of work but it could look amazing. It is too dry here for anything like that.