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Thumb of 2014-10-27/mcash70/ba7c7a@mcash70 submitted this image in the Annuals category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 13, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Those leaves are wonderful with those blooms. I would love to grow this!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 13, 2014 2:57 PM CST
I agree Terrific!!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 13, 2014 5:32 PM CST
The faces on these are fabulous! I just love the cheery color. Congratulations!
Vickie
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 13, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Thank you Jennifer, Vickie and Ronnie. I tip my hat to you.

Yes it is a nasturtium, it is mixed Alaska dwarf, I loved this cultivar, it attracted lots of bees and the hummingbirds.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 13, 2014 8:07 PM CST
Ooooh! A dwarf variety! One of the reasons I shy away from growing nasturtiums is their size. This will be on my seed list too!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2014 8:14 PM CST
The variegated foliage gives the bloom a boost!
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 13, 2014 9:18 PM CST
I love nasties but they always get aphids...and I mean always... Confused
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 13, 2014 9:21 PM CST
That is interesting, mine didn't get any aphids, not that I noticed anyway. Hilarious!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 14, 2014 7:37 AM CST
I even stopped growing them for two seasons and tried again this year and boom...I had four of them all with aphids. I let them go for awhile to enjoy some flowers then just cut them down Sad
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Nov 14, 2014 9:05 AM CST
Interesting. I've had aphid issues at my current house. But they just stick to a few types of plants. Mostly my heliopsis and mums. They don't really seem to damage either, even when there are LOTS of them. One year they did harm my Honeysuckle. But I had ladybugs munching away so I did not do anything to treat for them.

I'm going to try the nasturtium. I'll keep an eye out for the aphids.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 14, 2014 10:13 AM CST
I hate those darn aphids, this year they totally ruined my delphiniums, first time that has happened. Grumbling
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 19, 2014 10:59 AM CST
That is odd about the aphids. I grow nasturtiums every year (because my mom loved them, called them "Little Nasties Hilarious! ), including this Alaska dwarf variety, and I've never seen an aphid on them. And I'd notice, too, because I like to pick the flowers and leaves for salads. I know there are aphids out there, because nearly every plant I bring indoors to try to overwinter shows up with aphids on it!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 19, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Woofie, I add them to my salads too, I really like the peppery flavor of the leaves.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 19, 2014 11:15 AM CST
Yup, versatile little plant. Smiling They look pretty in the garden, they look pretty in the salad bowl, and they taste good, too! They kind of remind me of radishes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Hah! I did not know the leaves were edible. We used to use the blooms as toppers on salad. They are peppery too.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 19, 2014 11:56 AM CST
I only found out last year that the leaves were edible as well as the flowers. That gave me a happy face because I love the taste in salads, but didn't want to steal all the flowers from the garden. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Nov 19, 2014 12:34 PM CST
The seeds are also editable, they can be dried and ground like pepper, I haven't tried that yet. nodding
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 12:35 PM CST
What a waste of seeds Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Nov 19, 2014 12:37 PM CST
Depends how may plants you grow, they are very prolific seed producers. Hilarious!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Nov 19, 2014 1:33 PM CST
Seems to me that the seeds don't keep too long, so that could be a use for old seeds that are no longer viable. Maybe. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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