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Talking About Nasturtiums

By wildflowers
April 12, 2010

I have a personal fondness for this old-fashioned flower. Its delicate fragrance takes me back to when I was a young girl spending many hours in the garden. The taste of the sweet nectar from the spur of the nasturtium, the skipper butterflies fluttering around, and the ladybugs . . . I'm transported back in time.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 13, 2010 5:27 AM CST
I think the Nasturtium is one of the easiest plants to grow. Here in my zone 8 PNW it self sows itself. I find the flowers so cheerful and of course tasty. : )
I really enjoyed your article Wildflowers. Thank you.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 13, 2010 7:59 AM CST
Firstly, thank you for the kind words.

Also thank you for sharing your experience. I know I like to read such things about a plant being easy to grow... it gives some reassurance that I can grow it too!! Smiling
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Boopaints
Apr 13, 2010 10:32 AM CST
GreaT Article!!!

Let me share this photo of a salad that my friend Susie made for our Southwest garden swap last week!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 13, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Oh boy, that photo just makes me want to pick up a bowl and serve myself some of that great salad. Going out to plant some nasturtium seeds.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 13, 2010 1:57 PM CST
Lynn, glad you left some to share!

Oh that does look good enough to eat ! Beautiful picture of a beautiful salad!! The nasturtiums really do brighten it up too.

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