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Friday, August 03, 2007



Love the marigold pix as the "old fashioned" flowers are my favorites!! When Everett Dirkson was Speaker of the House in Congress he wanted to make marigold the national flower. Would have gotten my vote! This year the bunnies have eaten all that I planted except 1 variety. Any ideas for bunny deterents?

Cindy D

The pics are lovely. I didn't know the medicinal info about them.......interesting!


marigolds are pure joy


I love the marigold history. I don't think I'm an orange convert yet in the perennial beds, but yes in the annual department!


Orange! I love orange!

Now I have this song in my head:

"Two and two are four
Four and four are eight
Eight and eight are sixteen
Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two

Inchworm, inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds,
You and your arithmetic,
You'll probably go far.

Inchworm, inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds
Seems to me you'd stop and see
How beautiful they are."


I love the hues of fire in marigolds...yours are so lovely. Your autumn yarn is so yummy. You've got me thinking of pumpkin spice and blueberry tarts... :)


Oh, you got me now! I LOVE marigolds as well! What a wonderful post about them! Also, in the Mexican culture Marigolds are very significant in Day of the Dead...honoring their past loved ones. I shall attempt to photograh mine now!

Beth S.

I share your appreciation for the humble marigold! Even when I was a little kid, I loved collecting the seeds after they had finished blooming. :-)

In India, they're considered to be very auspicious flowers. We had garlands and garlands of them at our wedding!


As a child the Marigolds were my favorite flower. They are bright, happy and ubiquitous flowers that still today bring a smile each time I see one. Thank you for such a great post and the memories it evoked.


Marigolds are the unsung heroes of the flower bed.


I love a bit of orange in the garden, it just perks up all the other colors. One of my favorite-ever combos was an area next to my garage at a prior house that had huge dark orange daylilies at the back, with massive amounts of lavender in front. The orange, purple, and green were just stunning.


I LOVE marigolds! Have you thought of incorporating marigolds into your soap making?? That would be cool! I primarily grow the Safari types that you show- butterflies love them as does the resident baby bunny. Funny I have exactly the same colors as you.


I love marigolds, too, but haven't planted them for a while. I need to get on that next year!

Wool Winder

Marigolds are easy to grow too. Why didn't I plant some this year? Friday's Flowers has me interested in gardening again. Next year my flower beds will look like they used to.

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