With all the rain we've had lately, my volunteer nasturtiums are going gangbusters - and they're glittering in the garden like jewel-encrusted lilypads. Have you ever watched raindrops dance around on a nasturtium leaf? The extreme water repellency is a phenomenon known as the lotus effect, and it means nasturtium surfaces are one of the most waterproof materials in the natural world.
Rain doesn’t happen too often in Southern California, but when it does, I always love the gleam it brings to the garden. And literally, too — the wide-spreading patches of volunteer nasturtium vines seem to sparkle with thousands of Swarovski […]
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