Favorite Thing Friday: Bright Orange!

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After weeks of waiting, my baby nasturtiums finally started blooming. One morning I woke up and found a bright orange flower showing the rest how it’s done!

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A little nasturtium blooms!

My other three nasturtium plants continue to grow, but they have yet to produce a bud. I’m hoping all they need is a little more time. However, the intense heat of summer is making it tough for my plants to survive, much less grow. On average temperatures are around 108 degrees, which is a little overwhelming for delicate flowers. Still, if one can bloom then so can the others!

Despite some luck on the plant rack, the vegetable garden is struggling. Between super hot weather and “empty” soil, everything is fighting to survive. Whatever isn’t  struggling to live is getting attacked by blackbirds. My poor tomatoes keep getting gutted before I can pick them. This weekend, we’ll be investing in some wire caging.

On the up side, my bell pepper plant from last year is blooming and is likely strong enough to produce more peppers. I seriously cannot wait for that happen!

Another positive is a recent growth spurt on the snap beans. I’m being cautiously optimistic as they usually don’t hold up to extreme heat very well.  I’m hoping a little extra water will pull them through!

The garden may be growing slowly, but every little bloom is reason celebrate!

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2014

9 thoughts on “Favorite Thing Friday: Bright Orange!

  1. Rita Ackerman

    How pretty. It’s wonderful how much joy you get from your garden and the simple life.
    My favorite thing today is my new bright blue and orange or red Betta. Rocky I died last week and I missed him so much we now have Rocky II. They are fighting fish!

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  2. This is definitely the tough part of the season in the southern half of the country. My green beans have been fading off after a strong start (besides that wild one that showed up against the porch).

    I have a favorite thing that’s bright orange: my nail polish. A more pink version of that beautiful nasturtium. : )

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    • Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your beans. I hope the wild one will hang in there and produce some beans! 🙂

      Oooo, your nail polish sound like fun. I love bright and flashy nail polish for my toe nails. Nobody would suspect I have such crazy nails hiding in my shoes!

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      • The wild one’s doing the best, probably because it’s growing in the shade. It’s a few steps behind the others, but the beans are showing up. : )

        Bright toe nail polish is the best! And it stays on well, too.

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  3. I love nasturtiums! Wow 108! I can’t imagine. We actually had some frosts last week. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather. It sometimes feels as though spring will never come.

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