Last year my neighbor dedicated an entire flower bed to a fast-growing, vining plant with the most beautiful lily pad-shaped leaves and bright red flowers. I had no idea what it was, and never got around to asking her. I was stunned by how fast it grew, and how beautiful it was. The stems had a "twirly" effect to them. Right when I was about to ask her what it was, I found out they had moved to Japan. I tried googling with silly vague descriptions, but nothing. I thought I was close a few times, but I was never sure. Yesterday at the garden center, I scored. Right there in the middle of the herb section she sat. Beautiful leaves, sprial stems. No flowers yet, but the tag indicated that the blooms would be bright yellow. I snapped up three of them and enjoyed a reoccuring mental victory dance for the rest of the day. They're called Nasturtiums and they are my new best friend. Aren't they gorgeous? Oh, and the bonus? They are completely edible! The flowers and leaves have a peppery flavor similar to arugula. And here's the part where you tell me that you've known all this for years. Go ahead, laugh at the newbie gardener.