Grow Project: Spitfire Nasturium on a Garden Obelisk

Last Sunday I should have posted about the Grow Project with the Nasturtium seeds but unfortunately our internet connection was out and the weather didn’t let up until Sunday night. There’s only so much blogging you can do without computer/internet access! I’ll update you on the progress of the ‘Spitfire’ Nasturtiums again in the future and hopefully I’ll have a bit more to share as these plants are still quite small. To bring you up to speed on the nasturtium progress I planted two of the nasturtiums that I grew from seed in the ground last week (See the previous Grow Project: Nasturtium Post) at the base of this garden obelisk I made during the Arbor project last year. The obelisk was made from leftover scrap material from the arbor’s construction. It’s a little bendy on one side but still functional.

Since the nasturtiums should grow to at least 3 feet I thought this would be the perfect way to display them. They will grow up the obelisk and cover it with foliage and blooms throughout the summer. At least that is my goal!

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

Also since I didn’t get a chance to post my usual weekly recap post I’m a couple weeks behind. Here’s my attempt to catch up!

Sunday April 25

  • Snakes in the Garden – They can be such a helpful little critter in the garden but unfortunately snakes are often feared.

Monday April 26

Tuesday April 27

Wednesday April 28

Thursday April 29

Friday April 30

Saturday May 1-Monday May 3

  • Get out your floaties! We were getting wet in Middle TN! The Flood of 2010 Knocks out power, washes out homes, destroys property, submerges water treatment centers, washes away Opryland, Titans stadium, and wreaks havoc on the lives of many Tennesseans.

Tuesday May 4

Wednesday May 5

  • My Rant on the Media – Yep I ranted. It doesn’t happen often but this was important. I’m happy to say that at least one major television network (CNN) admitted to falling short on coverage.
  • The Tennessee Flood of 2010 Part 2 – a couple of videos on the flood taken from my backyard. More people have watched the first part than the second – the second part shows the water flowing a lot more dramatically!

Thursday May 6

  • The Irises of May – A great flower to have in your garden this time of year.
  • Oops I Missed One! – I found an extra iris to talk about that I missed in the previous post!

Friday May 7

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2 thoughts on “Grow Project: Spitfire Nasturium on a Garden Obelisk

  1. thewritegardener

    I'm sending positive thoughts your way Dave, with regard to the high waters. I hope receding has occurred and things have started to dry out.

    I'm still waiting a bit longer to put my nasturtiums outside. Last frost date here is usually around Memorial Day, but some folks push it, I'm not one of them. I'm anxious to see how 'Spitfire' does in everybody's gardens. Mine seem to be quite spindly, and I'm guessing I might have to help them climb by attaching them to the tepee I'm building for them as they grow. I don't look forward to doing this as I expect so-called climbers to do it all themselves.

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