The sun was setting Saturday night and I was scampering around the garden, covering up a few beds in anticipation of last night’s frost. In that dim, cold light, the ‘Spitfire’ nasturtiums I’ve been growing as part of the garden bloggers SeedGROW project looked a particularly rich shade of orange. Maybe it was reflecting the sunset, but the color struck me enough that I ran in and got the camera. Attempts to capture the color failed (flash just doesn’t cut it and my tripod is broken), but I went back today in less atmospheric light and found that the color is still striking.
Things have been a bit up and down with these nasturtiums, but I admire their persistence. With the heavy rains we had a week ago, and the pleasant fall temperatures since then, they seem to be thriving and are one of the brighter lights in my garden now. What flowers are making you happy as fall creeps in?