Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Spring Stars : Nasturtium & Nemesia

Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. These plants with their bright greenery and vibrant flowers are good for containers or ground covers. Their pretty fragrance also makes them a good choice for cut flowers. Nasturtiums are perfect to grow with children because they grow so easily and rapidly .

            There ability to grow like vine for the whole period from late autumn to early summer makes me grow them year after year and never give upon them.They could be grown in porches,rockeries,shallow containers or every other form of container.

They prefer full sunlight but can be grown in partial shade too with reduced blooms.They are good self seeders in my garden and always pop up in the late autumn .

      They come mostly commonly  in orange color  but there are more colors ,semi double ,double varieties .They mark there presence easily amongst other annuals can be planted with purple,yellow,red flowering annuals to give striking contrast .

Above are some more colors that showed there face this spring.

Nemesia :

               Nemesias are most attractive shaped flowers with dainty cup-shaped, jewel-bright flowers occur in 4-inch clusters atop delicate stems of narrow green leaves. Nemesias require long cool climate ,since seeds are tiny so finds difficult to propagate plant from seed .

Use them as edging plants, ground covers, in mixed borders, woodland plantings and as container or hanging basket plants. Most varieties grow to about a foot in height, but there are some that get as tall as two feet. These versatile little plants offer a wide range of flower colors, and some come in bicolors.

Alike spring annuals spring bulbs are also integral part of spring garden which I'll discuss in upcoming posts.


  1. i don't know if it is a problem on my side but watching this post i only see photo's, which are beautiful.. .but the text only apears if i hightlight it...

    Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Beautiful flowers and the perfect choice for the letter N.

  3. I DO see the text, though it's hard to read. But the flowers are LOVELY.



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