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“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”
- Max Muller

My first Nasturtium blooms for the season! They’re absolutely loving all the rain we’re having and their bright, shiny faces really brighten up an otherwise rather dark and gloomy garden. The seeds were planted on the 30th November 2010, so it’s taken about 7 weeks for the blooms to appear. I just picked a few to give them a boost to produce more and stuck them in one of my water bottles.

Grown in pots in my garden in Tarlton, South Africa.

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The first Nasturtium blooms brightening my studio

Close-up of the blooms

Some Nasturtiums in a pot in my garden


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • salena
    salenaover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Salena!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Lieflik! Kappertjies, een van die baie gunstelinge in my tuin ook,gaan nou dadelik ’n paar pluk…oor ek wil! ;-)

  • En oor jy kan! Dankie Liz, hoop jy geniet joune so baie soos ek myne geniet! Wys vir ons wanneer jy klaar gepluk is!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    I love your Sunshine…for it’s a lovely sight and light! Peace and love be with you always…Cheers!, Lisa =) XO

  • Thanks Lisa, you may have some!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    oh to see these loveliees Maree we are cold and snoy again today!@Liz,

  • Not so long for us anymore, then it’ll be the same Liz! and you’ll have your sunshine!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    I’ll get flower for my studio today.

  • And then you’ll show us! thanks for popping in Tokiko!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Teresa Schultz
    Teresa Schultzover 1 year ago

    So glad I saw this nasturtium – reminds me that I can give some leaves to my younger son to eat as he has a bit of a sore throat – it’s also a bit of a natural antibiotic. I think my mom has some in the garden, well, she used to have, I just haven’t taken notice lately if she still has. (We all live in my parents’ home at the moment.)

  • Not only are the leaves antibiotic Terry, the flowers look and taste great in salads and I also use them, together with other herbs, as a “bedding” pot-pourri for my chicken nests. They are wonderful little flowers to have in the garden and all it takes is a couple of seeds and you virtually have them forever (except if you have chickens in the garden!) lol!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Teresa Schultz
    Teresa Schultzover 1 year ago

    No chickens in the garden here, thank goodness – our jack russell would be in her element, though, if we did have chickens in the garden :)

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