Friday, June 09, 2017


  Nasturtium     Olenka / AKP  2016

Victorian Interpretation: During the Victorian times, bouquets of flowers come in hidden secret codes. Men and women exchange flower to express their feelings and get to speak to one another in hidden meanings. Clearly, the nasturtium means one thing – jest. Although many Victorians regarded this flower as a “joke”, many women nonetheless took this flower to their homes to ward off odorous smells.

Isn't that strange?  It's not clear to me at all why this cheerful flower would be considered a joke!  I used to grow these lovely flowers in many colors at my home in Stamford, CT.  They added a wonderful peppery flavor when added to salads and a joyful pop of color. 

Wonderful, aren't they?  No kidding!

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