N - Nicotiana, Nasturtium, and 'Nother

I almost forgot it's Floral Friday Fotos day!

Nicotiana 

Also known as flowering tobacco.  Yes, it's a tobacco plant relative.  Yes, in turn that means it's a tomato relative.  And, by the way, did you know that you shouldn't smoke tobacco around tomato plants?  It's true, it's bad for the them (and bad for you).  I got this plant at a FFA sale.

Nasturtium

One of my summer "must haves." 

An easy to grow annual that has trailing, clumping and climbing forms.  Easy to grow if you don't try to sow it too soon. It likes heat.

 Nigella Sativa

 I shared Love-in-a-Mist for L, which is
Nigella damascena.  Nigella sativa is black cumin, although not related to cumin.  Its seeds and are used medicinally and as a seasoning.   I think it's much prettier than Love-in-a-Mist!

Oh... Oh!  Next is O!



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  1. I remember that my date for the senior prom teased me that he was giving me nasturtiums for my corsage!

    Beth
    https://bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. At the time you probably didn't like that idea, but nasturtium might look pretty!

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  2. I love the foliage on the Nasturtium. All gorgeous flowers Lisa. :)

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    1. Thank you. I just planted a bunch of nasturtium this morning. It might be too early, it likes heat, as I wrote. But I have too many seeds, so might as well try.

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  3. We grow several types of nasturtium each year. I love them. Nicotiana, not as much. I've grown it twice without that much success, for some reason.

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    1. So do I! I bought Orchid Cream, Empress of India, and the usual Alaska Mix this year. In error I bought Empress of India twice, and have like 100 seeds!

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  4. I learned something new today, I'd ever heard of Nicotiana. And I love the wispy look of the Nigella.

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    1. It was bluer than the photo turned out. Not dark, just bluer.

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  5. I did not know tobacco and tomatoes were related. It's funny how some plants are just more alike than we realize.

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    1. And potatoes. You can really see that they are related to tomatoes by the flowers. But, prettier colors. Oh, and eggplant too!

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  6. I planted the Alaska you gave me the other day. I read somewhere to soak the seed so I did. Usually it takes forever to sprout, maybe that will help!

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    1. Oh, I forgot to do that! Or to nick them, or the sweet peas! I have more. I'll try to remember and see if it helps speed things along.

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  7. I like the red of your Nasturtium plants. So pretty. Weekends In Maine

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  8. Nasturtium appears in my favorite tarot deck as King of Wands :) (Telluric Tarot by Lunaria Gold). Beautiful flower!

    The Multicolored Diary

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  9. Lovely blooms especially loved the Nicotiana flowers. It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/04/garden-affair-nemesia.html

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  10. Nasturtium is my favorite from this group

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