While deciding on plants for my own yard as well as our company garden, one of my favorites immediately came to mind.  Nasturtiums.

Not only are they are one of the easiest plants to grow, are prolific bloomers and self seeders, they bloom in many bright colors. 

They like direct sunlight but some prefer partial shade which makes them ideal for most situations. 

 One of the really fun perks is that the entire plant is completely edible, but it’s the flowers with their slightly peppery taste that are used the most, usually  as a colorful addition to salads.  

 Another great thing about nasturtiums is that they repel some insect pests like squash bugs and cucumber beetles so they are ideal to plant around your vegetable garden.

 Without a doubt I will be planting these wonderful flowers again in my own back yard and I think Nasturtiums  will be a great compliment to our company garden as well.

~”People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”  ~Iris Murdoch

6 Comments

  1. Just love the veins in those leaves, and the contrast of the lovely greens and bright and brilliant oranges.

    Great photos for our N day.

  2. I do love Nasturtiums! They are indeed so very colorful and beautiful! Terrific captures, Teresa, and perfect for the N Day! Hope you’re enjoying a great week!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

  3. Yes, they really are easy to grow and I’ve been meaning to pop some into a few bare areas I have in the garden. Thanks for the reminder.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  4. nice flowers for upstate NEW York
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. One of my favourite flowers too, – I love a pot of them spilling over at the front door.

  6. Can’t think of a more perfect post for today. Love making salads with nasturtiams!