Tuesday, June 05, 2007


IMG_5614_1I'm growing nasturtiums on my balcony this year. I love the almost circular shape of their leaves, and the contrast of the pale green against the black of the pot they're in. I'd take a picture but it's raining, and they haven't flowered yet anyways.

When we lived in the parkhouse we used to buy them every year and then it would fall to me to plant them in the front garden.

Then one year mom let slip that nasturtiums are edible flowers. I figured that I would have a snack one day, so I sat out in the front, under the pine tree and ate all the plants down to the ground: leaves, stalks and flowers.

We never bought them again. I wonder why.