Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Its Bloomin Tue at Jeans

I still have a few blooms
My nasturtiums are still blooming
Nasturtiums tend to attract aphids. but can be treated with insecticidal soap. The flower & leaves are edible they have a slightly pepper like taste. They are better when young as older leaves can be bitter.
Their peppery leaves ward off insects like the cucumber beetles and squash vine borers and several caterpillars.. I very much enjoyed them in my Veggie garden.

I still Have marigolds in bloom

Look what was knocking on my kitchen window
I heard a boom and knock knock.
It is a small red headed wood pecker.

His Mom did not teach him what a tree is.

Have a great week my friends.


Suzanne said...

I love your nasturtiums. Mine are still going strong of the last brave souls in my garden. Thanks for the information about them. I didn't know that they can ward off insects!

Sweetie said...

I love nastursiums. I have seen them in salads (on TV). They remind me of my mother. She grew them every year. I really like the photo of the woodpecker.
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Nasturiums are such a multi-purpose plant. Pretty flowers and edible. I love the foliage on them too. :) What a nice surprise visitor you had at your window, lol. Poor little guy, must be really confused. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday Grammy!

Darla said...

I have never grown nasturtiums very bright color. Love the wood pecker!

Sherry said...

Beautiful pictures! :D

Lady Katherine said...

Love the nasturtiums, I have never grown them, love to give a try since your are so beautiful. So glad you had a little vistor, just hope he finds a tree to make his home. You are so welcome for the seeds. I will look forward to see loofa sponge growing.

Jean said...

I've never had nasturtiums but they are lovely. I'll have to plant some next year. The bird pictures are adorable!

Teri C said...

Woonderful flower shots but that bird peeking in the window is fabulous!!

Carla said...

What a funny bird!! I love Nasturtiums, but they don't do well here. The flowers are amazing! Thank you for checking in on me! I love your comments! Have a bloomin' good week:)
(I'm not bloomin' today-me and the camera are at odds)

Laurie and Chris said...

OMG! How cute the woodpecker is. I am surprised he stayed around long enough for you to get a picture.

Gail said...

Beautiful flowers! Woodpecker is a great pictures. The only thing on our screen in Princess, the goat, trying to get in the house.

Ivory Spring said...

Hahaha - that woodpecker episode is cute! ;)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

What a precious picture of the little birdie. How great that you captured that moment.

Wendy said...

What a sweet little woodpecker. I didn't join in this week - no flowers left in my garden.
Loved looking at your nasturtiums. They're still pretty.

Anne Fannie said...

I really like your Nasturtiums. I also have them growing in my yard. I like the fact that I never have to plant them, they drop their seed and grow the next season like clockwork! What a cute little vistor you had at your window. That is great he posed for you while you got your camera!
Happy Bloomin Tuesday,
Love, Ann

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a beautiful garden you must have. Thanks for sharing your late bloomers with us. I loved them.
BTW I put up More than a Friend again. Come by and see what I added for this week and see the cool prize.
BTW email me your address so I can send the prize for last week.
Have a Blessed Week.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the colors of nasturtiums! I didn't grow any this year, but I usually try as I like to put them in salads. I have crazy woodpeckers pecking on my house too!


Anonymous said...

Woodpeckers are such beautiful birds. I always put out suet for them in the winter. Birds and flowers always go together.

FourOf5zs said...

Beautiful flowers. Aphids infested my mums for three years in a row and I couldn't get rid of them. The plants went to mostly nothing so I got rid of them earlier this year. I was hoping to replace them, but here they only have the tiny bloom mums and not the color I want. I love the color in my ladybug picture.

I think you are right about the bird.

Alice said...

I love the woodpecker! How cute!