Picture a Day #204 – Nuts About Nasturtiums

This spring I planted nasturtiums in my yard for the first time.

My mom had nasturtiums all over her yard, and I always admired them. So I planted seeds in every garden bed.

Things got off to a slow start, and I worried that I under and over watered, that they had too little or too much sun, and that they were crowded by other plants. Then it warmed up to our regular summer temperatures, and kazzam! Nasturtiums everywhere.

Each location has a distinct color associated with it. My favorite shades are the creamy ones near our front walkway. They are in partial shade and seem to be doing very well. The ones in the full sun look like they are struggling a bit, with faded leaves.

My goal is to keep these flowers going without allowing them to take over any spot.

They are a great way to fill in around the edges of a garden bed and add brilliant color!

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About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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2 Responses to Picture a Day #204 – Nuts About Nasturtiums

  1. enaszady says:

    ooooh. I like the ones with yellow and streaks of red. I might need to find some to plant 🙂

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