Anyway, in the interests of garden beauty, I was looking at beneficial flowering plants when I came across Nasturtium. I came across a great article all about growing Nasturtium, and it had the following information about the beneficial effects of this pretty flower:
Aside from being attractive and tasty, nasturtiums are both functional and beneficial. Having nasturtiums planted in strategic spots around your garden will keep rabbits, deer and other critters at bay. Who wouldn't welcome an organic, practical and attractive approach to keeping destructive critters away? They are also ideal companion plants because they will repel aphids, cucumber beetles, squash bugs, whiteflies and root knot nematodes. Plant them around tomatoes, radishes, cabbages, around fruit trees and around cucumbers.I don't really have a problem with deer, as my gardens are inside a fenced yard. However, I've seen plenty of rabbits. At any rate, the article also says the Nasturtium is extremely easy to grow from seed, though I will probably just try to find some at the farmer's market.
I will definately have some Nasturtium and Geraniums in my garden!
EDIT: Here is another article about Nasturtium as a "companion" plant:
EDIT #2: Nasturtiums don't like hot weather, so I won't be planting any in my SUMMER garden... but I might throw some into my fall garden in September!