Thursday, July 3, 2008

Re-Seeders


Not many annuals make it into my gardens, but I do welcome the re-seeders like nasturtiums and nigella, commonly called Love-In-A Mist. They both show up every year and put on quite a show of color in unexpected places. If they look out of place where they decide to sprout, they are easily pulled up. If you keep them dead headed they will continue to bloom, but when they are looking tired, I usually let them go to seed for blooms the following year.

2 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Ah, nasturtiums. Among my very favorites. :)

walk2write said...

Nasturtiums can be quite tasty as well as a colorful addition to a fresh garden salad. They have a peppery flavor. If you don't like the taste, you can still use them as a reliably nontoxic garnish.