27 July 2009
“empress of india” nasturtiums
What a glorious red, and look at those leaves (those leaves!)! They actually have a thin indigo margin on the edges, and the cool blue-green plays so wonderfully against the flowers. And I love how the flowers are tucked among the leaves, rather than setting above them.
I bought six little plants in May and put them in the herb garden. Normally, I avoid nasturtiums because I have it in my head that they attract aphids, and who wants to attract aphids? But this year I figured what the heck. The cool, rainy weather certainly hasn’t hurt these guys at all.