Sunday, May 16, 2010

Love-in-a-Mist, Nasturtiums and French Marigolds

If you have a garden in Spain and are wondering what you could plant to brighten everything up, consider planting some seeds of Love-in-a-Mist, Nasturtiums and French Marigolds. I have a garden full of them as they happily self seed and seem to like the harsh conditions and poor soil.

In this picture you can see the Nasturtiums in the distance, the Marigolds then some Love-in-a-Mist intermixed in the foreground. Not the best picture I've ever taken but not bad for a phone camera!

Just for interest, it's been 4 years since I planted the Love-in-a-Mist, 2 years since I planted the Nasturtiums and I planted the Marigolds just over a year ago.


  1. We've got calendulas, so maybe we'll try the others too. The last time I grew Love-in-a-Mist I was about 10 years old!

  2. The Love-in-a-Mist is self seeding all over the pace. It obviously loves its Spanish home.