Monday, November 1, 2010
Back on October 5th, I posted images of the Nasturtiums growing with great vigor in the cool Autumn weather, and commented on the fact that so many of the 'tender' plants seem to enjoy those conditions. Well the inevitable happened, last night, our first frost. The Nasturtiums put on a good show right up to the end and with the help of the low temperatures and the high humidity, were left, this morning, with spangles of tiny ice crystals attached to the veins of their leaves.
I always think of my garden, which is close to Lake Ontario, as the banana-belt of this part of the world, but I was surprised to see that in gardens much further north and away from the moderation of the lake, that Nasturtiums, Marigolds (both Tagetes and Calendula) were still blooming in the morning sun. Micro-climates are created by such particular conditions, that no two locations are the same and are constantly surprising, as mine was today with the frosted Nasturtiums.