Nasturtiums and Other Gardening Happenings
Last week, I told you that I got my act together enough to sprinkle some zinnia seeds out in the flower bed. I also managed to do the same with nasturtiums! I had a section of my herb bed that had been filled and taken over by garden chives. When my middle daughter came home for a visit this spring, we pulled up every single garlic chive that we could find. So I was left with a lot of herb bed to fill. Nasturtium seeds are pretty large, reminding me of 4 o’clocks. Some people suggest nicking them a bit and soaking overnight before planting. I actually soaked mine for a couple of days and then just worked them a little bit into the soil. I have been rewarded with a huge mass of nasturtiums! I love the lily pad like leaves and the vibrant flowers. The flowers are edible, I just haven’t figured out what to do with them yet!
Borage is a new plant to my garden this year. When I sent Mr. Sidewalk Shoes out to get me some sage and thyme, he came back with some borage also. I realize this isn’t a good photo of it, but it has the prettiest blue flowers. More like a true blue as opposed to a purple blue. I read that even though it’s an annual, it reseeds if happy. Does it look happy?
The Sedum Autumn Joy as started it’s change over from bright summer green to pink. Pretty soon it will be deep pink, reminding us that fall is on it’s way. That is if you need a reminder, what with all the back to school ads in the paper and on tv!
Since I can’t take garden photos without kitty cat help, Patchouli stepped up to the plate for this session. Do you think she is wondering about the misplaced brick?
My Supertunia Bordeaux and Superbells Blue Moon Punch continue to do well hanging off my porch. There is just something about petunias and pots on porches that I love.
It’s blooming inside here too! There are just a few flowers left on this large orchid stem. At one point it was filled with flowers. These are the stragglers, taking their time.