Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Project Grow - Nasturtiums

Peer Pressure * Peer Pressure * Peer Pressure * Peer Pressure * Peer Pressure * Peer Pressure

I'm ready to unveil (such as it is) my August Project Grow results PRIOR to the end of the month! :-)
(You may want to click the logo below to see posts by other participants.)

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

We were out of town from August 2 - August 16.
The nasturtiums were pretty much "on their own."
It did rain, but it also was Very, Very Hot and dry most of the time.

Here are photos I can share:

The best looking bunch are out in the Sunny Corner Bed.
This one plant in the front pot looked photo-worthy,
so you can see what it looked like today.
These little fellows were planted in my friends' garden
on May 28. You can see the post by clicking here.
They do not seem to be thriving . . .

Last Spring, I my friends and I began this flower garden in their front yard.
It's in a rather low spot with clay soil (the usual fare around here).

Click here to see the first post of this garden as it was being created!

Now, check out the photos below! This is what their garden looks like today.

Nothing 'shady' here!
Have a Great Day!!


catharine Howard said...

It is, I think, a case of the grass always being greener! love the post thoug.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catharine, It could be. ;-) Thanks.

Rose said...

These are certainly bright blooms! I didn't participate in this project, but I did plant some other nasturtium seeds from Renee's. Mine didn't do well at all, but I think this has not been a good year for nasties. Last year's cooler summer seemed much more to their liking.

troutbirder said...

Mmmmm. It must be the weather this summer. I like them though. Usually no fuss no muss.

Rosemary said...

Love nasturtiums. With the hot dry summer not looking their best.

Shady Gardener said...

Rose, I believe you're right. It's been a LONG time since I've raised nasturtiums, but my memory tells me they did much better then - than they've done this year!

troutbirder. I'm sure it's the weather.

Hi Rosemary, Thanks for stopping in. I don't think I'll bother with these flowers again.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Great post! It's wonderful to see the progress of your friend's garden, I remember the original post, it was shortly after I discovered your blog. I will be starting a new bed for a friend over the next week or so and you've inspired me to post about it too...:)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rebecca! Good for You! I'll look forward to seeing what you do. :-)

Kathleen said...

Interesting. Maybe my nasturtiums do well because even if it's hot during the day, the nights are cool?? I have had good luck this summer despite the heat with mine. That was a good project to participate in.
Your friends garden has filled in nicely too. I bet they love it.