In a Vase on Monday – Fleurescent

Nasturtiums are going a bit wild, which is just fine with me. They are pretty to look at, good to eat, can take on weeds, and are not hard to remove if they get out of control.

nasturtiums cut flowers

I think the original nasturtium seeds were a subtle mahogany colour, but lately more have popped up which are distinctly fluorescent orange, road cone colour.

nasturtiums and calendulas cut flowers

I’ve carried these home in two milk bottles, and they look so lovely I have left them in the bottles. There is something about more than one similar small vases. You will have to take my word for it since the light is too low to do them justice in a photograph.

Although these are Spring flowers, the colours are a little like Autumn – over at Rambling in the Garden Autumn flowers are glowing too.

 

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13 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Fleurescent

  1. Road cone colour – love it! And strangely nasturtiums are summer to autumn flowering plants in the UK – mine are still going strong, but not as bright as yours! I have seen some pink ones in a seed catalogue which I shall try next year – I fancy them weaving through the borders. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Eliza, it is very green at the moment – all that rain. It is a peaceful retreat here. It might be enough to introduce some new seeds to bring the variation back. Or to ruthlessly weed out the throwbacks. I’m not so good at the ruthless bit, it’s a very laissez faire system here.

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