Mike was kind enough to drop off a burlap sack of Canadian Thistle....the burlap to protect you from the mean thorns of the plant.
I read that thistle could create a dye and again- this weed is easy to find. At Mike's house, he had one, very large proud plant by his garage. I think he left it grow because it was impressive and probably fun to watch as it reached new heights. Like myself, these gardeners that I meet like to watch what these plants will do- as they grow and change, what weather and environment can do to them- and what effects we have on them.