FOTD – August 17 – Peach Nasturtium

It’s Nasturtium time!

Yet another annual (a plant that comes out every year then dies off before sprouting again the next) in my garden that needs absolutely no care on my part at all. In fact, i actively prune it by ripping up long tendrils before it has the chance to take over the whole garden! A plant that will thrive on neglect and poor soil types.  🙂

The leaves, flowers, and seeds of nasturtium plants are all edible, having a peppery taste that provides a flavorful punch. They are also a good source of vitamin C! The seeds can be pickled and make a much cheaper substitute for capers.

Add them to salads and sandwiches for a colorful burst of flavor or mix them with mayonnaise, soft cheese, or butter to create a spread. Of course, the flowers also make a beautiful garnish.

I managed to get my photos early – before the snails had time to attack the leaves so you can see the near perfect blown-out umbrellas of these marvelous round leaves on their long stalks surrounding this blushing peach-coloured beauty and her shyer, golden friend. 🙂

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Peach Nasturtium1.

lovewillbringustogether - Peach Nasturtium2The nasturtium’s petals make a welcoming peach-pink entrance to it’s cavern like trumpet where the pollen-bearing stamen hide awaiting the plundering bees. 🙂

 

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 17, 2019 – Dahlias

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3 comments

    • My nasturtiums are prolific flowerers (is that a word even??) but mostly in brilliant reds oranges and yellows (all seemingly coming from the one very large plant). Occasionally though some beautiful pastel versions will appear, like this peach or sometimes a whitish yellow with deep vermillion veins.

      And all for absolutely no effort on my part! 😉

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