Sunday, July 20, 2014

Orange and green in our garden

These nasturtium plants found a drain pipe in our back yard to climb and they love being up high, I can tell.
Can you see that these nasturtiums, which grow next to the drain pipe plants, are blooming madly in a camellia bush? I think this may be a very rare and valuable new plant, the camurtium, or the nastemellia. Well, anyway, it is colorful.
We often pick the nasturtium flowers to add to salads and sometimes a few nasturtium leaves too. They taste like radishes to me.
Our dishwasher broke Friday (two days ago) and the way we found out is it was leaking, and damaged our kitchen floor a bit. So that day my husband pulled out the old dishwasher and ordered a new one from Sears online. The new one will be delivered in ten days. Our dishwasher worked fine for ten years, and we looked it up and learned that most dishwashers have a life of nine or ten years. So we can't complain too much. Well, maybe a little!



20 comments:

Wanda said...

Such a beautiful splash of color. I would love to have them climbing up my drain pipe.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What great nasturtiums! They certainly are doing well. My seeds did not do well at all this year. I don't know what the problem was, maybe it was the medium they were planted in because almost all of the seeds I planted of different things either didn't come up or just grew a little bit and then croaked. I was bummed out.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Patsy said...

The colors are great together.
Sorry about the dishwasher but a new one will be good.

Blackberry Lane said...

So sorry about your dishwasher. We had one to leak and damage our floor a few years back at another home.
I remember growing nasturtiums a long time ago and being surprised how much the taste reminds me of radishes!
Have a good evening, Terra.

Kimmie said...

Nasturtiums are one of Heartpoet's all time fav's!

Thank you so much for the beautiful card and enclosed letter. Made my day!!!

:D

Hugs
x

Tara Crowley said...

Hi! Came by way of NCMountainwoman.

Love those nasturtiums...have had them growing in many of the gardens I've tended over the years. They always make for lovely photos.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well, congrats on your new appliance anyway...
Such a pretty plant trailing up that pipe--I do like that punch of color!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very pretty. Sorry about the dishwasher but getting the new one will be fun!!!

Sweet Tea said...

Nothing prettier than summertime flowers. Gorgeous!! I hope you enjoy your new dishwasher - I would hate to do without one!

Blondie's Journal said...

I haven't planted nasturtiums in such a long time but I can recognize the pretty color of their blooms anywhere. I will remember this next year!

Sorry about that dishwasher. We bought an energy efficient 2 years ago, it takes sooo long to do a load but we are supposed to be saving water and electricity. !

In your comment today you asked if we would ever retire at the lake (in 5 years for hubby, he's 61). I could be very happy there but I would miss my kids way too much. Even though we would be two hours away, I want them to pop in and out like they do now. I'm sure we will spend a lot more time there, but full time...that makes me sad!

Jane xx

Happyone said...

Flowers so pretty - very colorful.
Sorry about the dishwasher.
We don't have a dishwasher and I know I'm crazy but I like washing dishes. : )

Michaele said...

Love the flowers! I hope the floor damage was minimal. Enjoy the new dishwasher.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh yes complain, but then again, who is listening...

Last summer our stove, washer, dryer, all decided to quit, it was a little too much money in a short time for my liking.

Jen

Nancy Olivia Hoffmann said...

Love your nasturtiums. I should plant some next summer. They add lots of color to a salad.

Jenny Woolf said...

Nasturtiums are such wonderful plants. And, edible too! Have you tried them in salads? they have an unusual and delicious taste....

Vee said...

Isn't it strange how long it takes to get a dishwasher? I remember when one went to the store, brought it home the same day, and had it going in time for supper dishes. Sorry that your floor was damaged.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the nasturtiums! Can't wait until mine are blooming. They got a late start. Hope you like your new dishwasher. We bought a Kitchen Aid 25 years ago and it's still working great. Use it every day.

Dee said...

Nasturtiums are such hardy and beautiful plants....I remember someone telling me you could eat them but never tried....nice to know what they taste like. I would be lost without my dishwasher.Sorry it damaged your floor. New dishwashers do practically everything but clear the dishes off the table :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


I love nasturtiums and mine are growing so happy this cool summer

next year I will add a trellis for them to grow up guess I could still do it this year?

Deborah Montgomery said...

my grandfather always planted nasturtiums for my grandmother, so I like to plant them in their memory. such cheerful and hardy flowers!