And rising from the dark to remind us of the promise of the seasons ahead is this Phoenix Nasturtium. It grew beside Steven’s workshop next to some broccoli, arugula and kale plants, under the butterfly bush. I said all of this so I can remember it all as it was in the warmth and light of summer. It was frequently buzzing and busy with insects while it did its job of being an excellent companion plant to the others. It brightened up that corner so beautifully that it’s hard not to imagine it there, right now, just there… under the snow…. It makes the most delicious and spicy addition to salads and the colour contrasts so wonderfully with the greens. This variety came as part of a mixed pack of nasturtiums and will probably be a self set in the spring. I can’t wait. It’s not far off. Keep that in mind. Happy Sunday everyone.
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