Early in March when I first potted these pansies that I purchased at a local greenhouse I added a little surprise to the soil. Just a little rough looking seed that I didn't soak but carefully added to the soil in a random order.
By early May what a surprise it was to find the textured leaf of the Nasturtium appearing in my woven basket planter. As the pansies will start wilting with the hot days of summer the Hidden Treasure will take over the show adding color and life to the basket.
Handful of seeds that I have collected during the spring season. I have admired the blooms and foliage of the Nasturtium since my sister in law introduced me to them when we lived in our small city garden. They flower seems to fade back with the heat but will perk back up in the late summer when the night turn cooler again. This plant grows fast in the ground and does best when neglected. There are varieties for almost every gardening purpose: bushy plants for borders and edges, trailing plants for walls and containers and climbers to add dramatic height in a garden. The leaves and flowers are edible and are often featured in natural / organic salad recipes.
Garden NOTE : Keep a few packets of Nasturtium in your garden tote bag to add to any container or border in your garden. YOU MAY JUST fall in love with this treasure as I have.
I need to attend my flower pots that were all covered last night. It appears Grace has found a seating area that I do NOT approve of.
Happy Gardening on this Monday in May!