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Flower of the Day: 1-25-’22. Nasturtium

Edible leaves & flowers, bright- colored blooms, easy to maintain, hardy, & overall cheerful looking

Thanks Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge and thank you readers for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay safe.

Peace & blessings, Esther

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. Nasturtiums are beautiful – so bright. I remember reading a story in a reader once – I’m not sure if it was when I was a child or a teacher – about nasturtiums growing all over a house and the fire brigade being called to put out the ‘fire’. 😊


    1. Whatever that story is, it sounds interesting and good way to teach children about Nasturtiums. One of my neighbors has them growing in her front porch and they always make me smile. The leaves look like they’re waving hello.

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    1. The whole plant! You can eat the leaves, flowers, and buds adding them to salads as garnish or in smoothies. It’s high in vitamins and if you have this plant at home, it would be easy to experiment. It’s crazy how many plants are edible. But one thing about edible plants is many if consumed in large amounts can cause hallucinations. Moderation is best! lol

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      1. After I saw your photo I remember seeing flowering kale at a hospital entrance except I didn’t know what it was at the time. It’s amazing how many different kinds of flowers and plants are useful for medicine and food.
        With my gardening fiasco history, I know which flowers to embrace: nasturtiums and flowering kale.

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      2. The easier the better for me – I always liked Gerbera Daisies. Bought a few for a planter multiple times and I’d water them before leaving for work and I’d come home and they all had “fainted” despite being under a tree. Back when I had a garden and worked on site, I’d hand water before work every morning – how did I find the energy/ambition to do that Esther? Youth I guess!


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