Nasturtiums

A very attractive bloom.

A very attractive bloom.

This is a picture of my nasturtiums last year.  I don’t know when I first became aware of the beauty, the bright jewel-like blooms, of this plant but somewhere years ago, I became fascinated with them.  And then I learned that nasturtiums are edible.  I don’t grow them to eat them, though.

We have had so much rain lately, day after day!  On Wednesday we had sun, finally, and I prepared a planter and carefully planted 10 or 11 nasturtium seeds.  I felt really pleased that I had finally been able to plant the seeds.

Then in the night, the rain came down again, –lots of rain!  When I looked at the planter in the morning, it was totally swamped in water.  I felt despair about the outcome for the little seeds, but I drained the water from the planter and put it into the garage for a while, where no rain would get to it.

I do hope the seeds will benefit from the extra soaking and will turn into plants with beautiful blossoms such as the ones I had last year.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to Nasturtiums

  1. Sally says:

    I haven’t seen nasturtiums in years! I do hope they grow for you. You’re so multi-tasked, Nancy. I admire you, and have for a very long time. 🙂

  2. NJ says:

    Thank you so much, Sally. You say the nicest things! I hope you get to see some beautiful nasturtiums this summer.

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