What’s is your ‘must have’?

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I learned how to grow Nasturtium while working at a small garden center.

Working in the greenhouse I was instructed to drop 5 seeds into each little 4″pot.

Within no time, the little lily pad leaves were emerging.

I loved how quickly they grew and their slightly messy, trailing vines.

That was the first year I planted Nasturtium in our window boxes.

I don’t believe I have missed a year since.

Nasturtium is one of my ‘must haves’.

What are yours?

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The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Just what the garden has been waiting for!

The flowers were just waiting for the warm up to show their flowers.

It’s going to be a colorful week here in the little garden.

Nasturtium is one of my favorite flowers.

The entire plant is edible!  Add them to your fresh salad for a little peppery zip.

Now I just need some tasty heirloom tomatoes….come on garden!

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Time to start the Nasturtium seeds.
A tradition for me, I plant them every year.
I use to always plant them in containers, or a window box,
then I visited a lovely garden where the gardener had them meandering all along the edges of her Perennials.
One of those moments–“Why didn’t I ever do that?”
Now the Nasturtium meander around the edges of my garden.