Wednesday, June 6, 2007

First Nasturtiums

My first nasturtiums of the season started blooming last week, the earliest I have had them in flower! This pot was sown and hung by the rafters in my greenhouse, where the seeds enjoyed the warmth and sprouted quite early. I soon had to move them to a cooler spot , as it got a little too toasty for them there. The pot is at home on my shabby rustic chair, one of my great yard sale finds for a mere $3.00! I originally had the chair inside my greenhouse, but since it has been parked outside it has kind of grown on me in it's new locale, so I will leave it there for now. The nice thing about this spot is that the greenhouse provides shade in the late afternoon, and I have found nasturtiums appreciate some shade, at least here in our sunny hot summers!
I always have several varieties and colors of nasturtiums growing in containers, which makes them easy to move about. They look nice grouped together and I love their old fashioned charm as they spill over the sides of the pots! The varieties I am growing this year include Alaska (love the varigated foliage on this one!) Tall Climbing Mix, Gleam, Whirlybird, Empress of India, Milkmaid, Moonlight, Vesuvius and Black Velvet. An extra bonus is the edible flowers, which add a colorful and spicy note to summer salads!


8 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love that chair, very rustic! Nasturtiums are great aren't they? Such cheerful flowers and edible too. Like you I love to pop a few of them in a salad.

BTW what a spectacular view from your garden!!!!

Carol said...

I went back and looked at your picture again after reading Yolanda's comment. That is a stunning view on the right side. And I love that chair, what a great find!

Salix Tree said...

I agree, that view is amazing!
I too love nasturtiums, they pop up everywhere in my garden. None blooming yet, mine wait till mid summer to open thier blooms. I use the flowers and leaves in salads as well.

Andrea's Garden said...

Hello, what a wonderful garden you have. I came across yours searching for garden blogs in Google. As I can see, there are already people here that I know. Small world indeed! That chair is really great and has a lot of character. I am especially fond our your pansies. Still got a few myself. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Kate said...

Your nasturiums are beautiful ... I love them. They look perfect sitting on the chair ...

Nancy said...

Love the chair! And the whole setting is serene. Nancy

Anonymous said...

Love your greenhouse and the chair!

Becky~ said...

I love the photo of the nasturtiums on this old chair.
i am finding time to visit your wonderful blog right now.
Thanks for sharing.
PS: if i commented twice on this chair just delete one.
~Becky