Green Thumb Sunday: Starry, starry day

Nasturtium leaves

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13 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Starry, starry day”


  1. 1 Chigiy October 7, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Those look like nasturtium leaves.
    They are beautiful

  2. 2 Iowa Gardening Woman October 7, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Beautiful nasturtium leaves, do you include them in your salads?

  3. 3 Aiyana October 7, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    This is an interesting composition. When the plant has flowers, one doesn’t notice the leaves. Actually, they are beautiful. Happy GTS,
    Aiyana

  4. 4 Joyce October 7, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I never noticed the shape the lines make before, nice.

  5. 5 inadvertentgardener October 7, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Chigiy, they are nasturtium leaves, in fact. :-)

    Iowa Gardening Woman, can you use the leaves in salads? I’d heard you could use the flowers, but didn’t know for sure about the leaves. Hmm…I’m making a lot of salads again, now that Fall greens are coming in…perhaps I should check that out…

    Aiyana, thank you so much, and happy GTS to you, too.

    Joyce, actually, as much as I like the flowers, I think I like nasturtium leaves even better — they are gorgeous, really.

  6. 6 Lydia October 8, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    My nasturtiums are completely covered with blossoms now — I have them growing at the base of a stone wall that gets several hours of sun each day, and the reflected warmth is completely hospitable to the nasturtiums. Just at the point when you think they should be dying back, they are healthier than ever, and I use the blossoms and leaves in salad.

  7. 7 Hollie October 8, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    How nice: a picture of one of my favorite plants. Last year I planted nasturtiums in the holes of the bricks which bordered my salad bed. I love the delicate-looking plants and their bright colored flowers.
    Best wishes; made my garden look quite cheerful.

  8. 8 inadvertentgardener October 8, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Lydia, that sounds gorgeous! Glad you’re still able to eat them, and thanks for the tip on the leaves — I see some nasturtium salads in my very near future…

    Hollie, they’re becoming one of my favorites, too — you’re right. They’re very, very cheerful!

  9. 9 Moe October 9, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Very cool! Nice picture… Im guessing you have a great garden.

  10. 10 farmingfriends October 10, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    What a clever title and beautiful leaves. I have never really noticed the star so thanks for pointing it out. Sara from farmingfriends

  11. 11 inadvertentgardener October 10, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Moe, right now, it looks much better close-up than when taking the longview…but the nasturtium are pretty amazing!

    Sara, happy to point that out! Thanks for visiting. :-)


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