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Entries in Canary Island naturtiums (1)

Thursday
Jul262012

Garden pets

My Facebook friend, John Gaddis, featured a wonderful photo of a BeautyBerry bush, and it brought to mind how plant lovers have special miracles in their gardens that they cherish and pamper.  Every year I buy one odd and wonderful plant to try out in my flower crowded city lot.  Two years ago I bought a Canary Island Nasturtium from a farmer on Whidbey Island, and I saved the two seeds I got from it for this year.

I planted the seeds where I thought they would flourish, and with the rain this summer and the fortunate site, it has crawled up my sweetpeas (from the fabulous Annie's Annuals Catalogue) and is doing it's frilly little thing.

Imagine!  All the way from the far Canary Islands!  And it LOOKS LIKE A CANARY IN FLIGHT! Ceaseless wonders. I sing love songs to it every time I water.

Here is a photo with the sweetpeas to give an indication of it's size.