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Someone in my neighborhood must have seen that we've been gardening lately because they were kind enough to drop off some plants on my porch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
They left caribbean cocktail nasturtium, sweet mace marigold, and lemon gem marigold, none of which I have any experience with. I just planted some zinnias of varying colors and heights, can I just plant these along with them? Also any suggestions on how to make a nice arrangement, the flower bed is 18' x 2'. Thank you in advance!
 

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Plant them within your garden. Both plants help with the bugs. I have them throughout my garden.
 

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I l;ove nasturtiums. I use them as a border around other things. Some varieties like to climb. My kids like to munch on the leaves, and they're good on salad.
 

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I thought it was the nasturtium flowers you could eat, not the leaves? Is it both? I put mine in some hanging containers, because they trail nicely.
 

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Thanks for your replies! I think I've discovered who gave them to me, my neighbor is the master gardener of the neighborhood and probably grows enough to feed an army, he's the only one I can think of who would be growing them so I'll have to bake him some cookies or something since we're doing secret gift giving <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I like the idea of hanging baskets for the nasturtiums since there are only a couple of them. I think I am also going to alternate between the marigolds along the border and see how that looks.
 

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Really? Nasturtiums attracted so many aphids to my beds. Much more than there is normally. It did not take them away from the other plants, it just made them invade the other flowers as well (except for the marigolds...). I keep them in a separate container, away from everything else now.
 
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