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Marigold ~ Nature Tuesday

Sharing a Marigold bloom from my garden. You can look closely and see a tiny raindrop. These blooms are a great addition to your garden. I love the different colors and varieties. And it has a fragrance that repels insects. It is great to plant this around your garden to keep pests and predators away.

I do not have a vegetable garden, so I have these in my container garden on my deck. Butterflies enjoy them. Marigold blossoms are edible. But no, I do not eat any of the blooms in my yard. And are also called poor man’s saffron.

Some trivia about marigolds… In the late 1960s, Burpee (seed company) president David Burpee launched a campaign to have marigolds named the national flower, but in the end, Roses won.


  • Heard of the flower Marigold before?

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  • Spring has definitely arrived in my yard, agreed?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by Carol DM

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    • Thanks, I like the different varieties as well. Popularity often wins. Not sure why in this case. Maybe the supply and demand. They are very plentiful. And many colors and varieties to choose from.

  1. Wow, spring is definitely there in your corner of the world. Beautiful marigolds and I hope you will post some roses pictures (unless you did already and I have not seen). Here it is stll in the low teens to mid teens only. Even the trees are slow in getting some leaves in and that is even if the Canadian geeses are back in droves from their southern migration.

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