Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More Spring!










12 comments:

Jaycee said...

You've got some great colour happening in your garden. Lucky you and luckily it's raining today to water them.

ThirdCat said...

will you be making a salad with those nasturtiums? Or just casting them?

And has anyone really eaten a nasturtium flower salad?

Kathleen said...

Pardon my ignorance, but is that some kind of rose underneath the nasturtiums? It's gorgeous!

I love these weeks, where there's enough balm in the air to feel the shoots coming out. Sydney's unexpected warmth means the jasmine is out - beautiful.

hasarder said...

I miss spring.
It's just not the same when you live in the tropics.

hasarder said...

Thirdcat: I've eaten nasturtium flower salad. I've also made lavender potato salad and rose petal fruit salad. They're all delicious.
I'm big on herbs and flowers in cooking.

Pavlov's Cat said...

No nasturtium salad, though they do look beautiful. I'm not a big fan of salad in general, actually, though I kind of wish I were. Kathleen, yes, that is a banksia rose -- spectacular climber and very easy to grow.

meggie said...

I love those Banksia roses!! Nice Neighgour has some, & they thrive, while my garden shrivels. We do have Nasturtiums... though I have never eaten them, in spite of my grandmother's recommenadations. GOM hates them, & just wishes to see them all dead. I do believe that SA regard them as weeds??

fifi said...

A lovely palette of flowers.
I have let all my bulbs go, since the non-watering came in. Some come up occasionally though. Used to have ranunculous also...ohh I'm coming over all nostalgic. I grew up with those banksia roses...

That is an unusul creamy yellow hyacinth, never seen that colour.

Oh what a looovely garden. thanksh.

fifi said...

*ranunculus*

I have residual woodglue all over my fingers.

Jayne said...

Great garden,want to pop over and throw some colour around my sad chook-lunar-scaped patch?

genevieve said...

I have saved two of those to pretty up my screen saver. Now if my bluebells could just stop falling over for five seconds...the rest of the garden can forget it, though. Bewdiful, PC.

tigtog said...

I've got nasturtiums and banksia rose running rampant in my garden as well, in the corner where they're all mixed in with the geraniums/pelagoniums and the lavender and rosemary.

I use the nasturtium flowers to pretty up a salad sometimes, also rose petals. You can eat nasturtium leaves as well - I tend to shred them up to liven up a bit of iceberg, as the nasturtium is somewhere between watercress and rocket for a bit of spicey bite.