Wednesday, September 13

The Last of the Roses in Autumn




The milkweed pods are breaking,
 And the bits of silken down
 Float off upon the autumn breeze
 Across the meadows brown.
~Cecil Cavendish, The Milkweed



(Source: http://www.gardendigest.com/autumn.htm) 

Sunday, September 10

Nasturtiums: Edible, Easy and Colorful

I've grown nasturtiums for years and years, yet I never get tired of these cheerful, edible blooms. This year was the best...some years I've had more leaves and less blooms. This year was the perfect mix. 

This nasturtium was a brilliant red.



The peach colored nasturtiums are so pretty. They are all just a little bit 
different as far as the shades of cream and orange.


I went out to the garden one morning as it started to sprinkle, and took a picture of the yellow nasturtiums. The drops of rain looked like jewels against the soft yellow blooms.



I grew them in the herb bed and a container garden. Both grew quickly and are still blooming into September. I have a lot of seeds developing, which should sprout next summer.

If you haven't tried nasturtiums, give them a try next spring!

~Brenda

The Last of the Roses in Autumn

The milkweed pods are breaking,   And the bits of silken down   Float off upon the autumn breeze   Across the meadows brown. ~C...