Sunday, September 05, 2010

September: Nasties on the rebound

After an August with a little more water and a little less blistering heat and sun, the Spitfire nasturtiums are doing fairly well. The flowers are still more like occasional jewels than a full flush of color, but as I said last month, I'm thinking more of the foliage at this point.

The nasturtium in the planter has been in mostly shade for a couple of months. It's alive but small and the leaves are small. It does bloom sometimes but today it's shy. I think I'll put it back in the sun soon.

The nasty on the alley fence looks kind of silly and half-dead where I draped the vine up over the fencepost, but the vines on the ground make such a pretty groundcover! Well, okay, it looks leggy and scraggly in the picture, but from a short distance it actually looks pretty nice.

The nasties by the house still look best. They've pretty much filled in the area around the asters and spirea and make a cute groundcover. They're in full sun but the surrounding plants shade the roots, and that seems to help. Plus, they get watered most days because they're next to the veggie garden.

I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds.


garden girl said...

I'm jealous of your blooms Diane! Our nasties are looking better with the cooler weather, but still no blooms.

Rose said...

Your nasties are looking good, Diane! Mine just refused to grow in the heat this summer.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

MrBrownThumb said...

Yours are looking pretty nice. Mine didn't even seem bothered by the heat and it looks like I got a surprise seed in my mix that I'll blog about for the last SeedGROW post coming up in October.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

How did I not comment on this earlier? In fact, I thought it was your October post. Man, I *am* taking the scenic route. Anyway, your profile pic looks almost exactly like the one I took this month. Man, mbt is right, i DO copy people's photos, even though I never know it!!! ;-)