Deep Orange Nasturtiums for Fall

The sun was setting Saturday night and I was scampering around the garden, covering up a few beds in anticipation of last night’s frost. In that dim, cold light, the ‘Spitfire’ nasturtiums I’ve been growing as part of the garden bloggers SeedGROW project looked a particularly rich shade of orange. Maybe it was reflecting the sunset, but the color struck me enough that I ran in and got the camera. Attempts to capture the color failed (flash just doesn’t cut it and my tripod is broken), but I went back today in less atmospheric light and found that the color is still striking.

Things have been a bit up and down with these nasturtiums, but I admire their persistence. With the heavy rains we had a week ago, and the pleasant fall temperatures since then, they seem to be thriving and are one of the brighter lights in my garden now. What flowers are making you happy as fall creeps in?

“I’m growing Nasturtium “Spitfire” for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee’s Garden for the seeds.”

4 Replies to “Deep Orange Nasturtiums for Fall”

  1. Amazing how much they perked up in the cold, just as everything else is turning brown. I’m growing them again next year for that reason alone!

  2. Hope you get to enjoy some of the blooms this fall. I’m sorry that so many had a hot summer and a bad time growing them. Maybe next year will be better. We always have next year, right?

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