My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Sunday

Tropaeolum majus - Nasturtium

This post 'Tropaeolum majus - Nasturtium' was originally uploaded in Tyra's blog 4 Garden Geeks Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden


Today's Flower is my watercolour painting of a Nasturtium that I made today.





A very useful plant it is both beautiful as well as an excellent trap crop in my potager.

"Nasturtiums are also considered widely useful companion plants. They repel a great many cucurbit pests, like squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and several caterpillars. They have a similar range of benefits for brassica plants, especially broccoli and cauliflower. They also attract black fly aphids, and are sometimes planted in the hope of saving crops susceptible to them (as a trap crop). They may also attract beneficial predatory insects" wikipedia







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11 comments:

Regina said...

Gorgeous!

" Regina "

NatureFootstep said...

Intressant, och vad duktig du är på att måla. :)

Carver said...

That's a wonderful watercolor. I like to grow nasturtiums and I put them in salads. They taste a little bit like pepper.

joey said...

I adore nasturtiums ... you are oozing with talent, dear Tyra!

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful.
You're a great painter.

Ruben said...

Vad vackert du målat! Inte hade jag någon aning om att du målade. Jättejättefint!!! Tack för att du visar!
Förra inlägget: ja, det är bäst vi passar på att njuta av snigelfritt medan vi kan!
Ha det gott
Ruben - your favourite in cyberspace

Annika Christensen said...

Så vackert målat Tyra!
Ett konstverka som gör en glad och varm.
Hade kunna tänkt mig som tavla.
Ha en bra dag
Annika

Rajesh said...

Beautiful painting.

threedogsinagarden said...

Nasturtiums are a great favorite of mine. They offer a painter such a bright and colorful palette of colors to paint with.

One said...

I truly enjoy your photos and watercolour as well. I am following your blog and listing your blog on my Blog List. See you again. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

Mary said...

Beautiful watercolor, I am inspired by it and your beautiful photos too. :)