Monday, April 13, 2009

M is for Marigold

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 4
is now to the letter M.






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These photos were taken last summer at my daughter's home in Ontario, Oregon.

Merry marigolds are a sociable plant, happy to mingle with cosmos and other flowers.

but willing to border a walk without assistance.

An individual head is handsome and vase-ready
(although it won't add any fragrance to a room).

Some marigolds are yellow. Some marigolds are orange.

Here they socialize with zinnias.

26 comments:

Rose said...

I love all the flowers, Granny Smith! I can't wait to have some blooming here, too. Marigolds are an under-appreciated flower these days, but they are so dependable, and I like to plant some around the vegetable garden--supposedly, they help to keep away certain pests. And in the fall, you can have MUMS, too!

mrsnesbitt said...

Like Rose I too love flowers. I so agree that marigolds are under-estimated.

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Dxx

Janie said...

Beautiful flowers!
I, too, plant marigolds around the veggie garden in hopes they will keep the bugs away.

Betty said...

Very pretty "M" I think marigolds are a sturdy flower and can blend well with others like you have shown here. Very nice post.

RuneE said...

That is one thing to look forward to: Marigolds like those!

Thank you for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful colors! Can't wait to have more of them showing up around Seattle! Lovely post! Thank you!

photowannabe said...

I liked that you called the merigolds sociable. Very pretty choice for the letter M.

Siw Aina said...

What a beautiful garden. I`m so ready for summer now :)

anthonynorth said...

A marvellous garden, and well taken, too.

Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures of flowers...much appreciated as it's a gray day here in Connecticut!

Winifred said...

Your daughter has a lovely collection of marigolds.

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, these are wonderfully hued! We had more snow overnight so color is missing here. Totally. Nice post!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I wonder where the name came from. Maybe it has something to do with the Virgin Mary. Or maybe it actually means 'merry'.

Leslie: said...

My marigolds were a flop last year so I'm hoping this year they'll do better. Yours looks lovely!

Mariamellie said...

what a merry marigolds! and I like your smile! warm greetings from East Borneo! =)

Life with Kaishon said...

How pretty are these? I love them! I can't wait until flowers are in bloom around here! They just make every ordinary day so much more magical!
This was my favorite post all day! MaRvElOuS M! You are the coolest!

Vicky said...

thank you for sharing those lovely flowers, granny.

Jama said...

Your daughter must have a very beautiful garden with all the flowers blooming! Magnificent flowers!

spacedlaw said...

Marigold are cheerful as spring sunshine.

Bobbi said...

Beautiful flowers! I love marigolds because they are so hard working and they keep some bugs out of the garden. But, boy, do they ever smell like a wet dog!!

Dragonstar said...

I love marigolds. When I was young we used to call these "French Marigolds", the common marigolds were the basic calendula type.
They are all very colourful.

Jay said...

I love 'cottage garden' flowers like marigolds! I even love their pungent scent. I think I'll plant some this year. :)

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful
marriage
between marigolds and other flowers !Marvellous colours , indeed.
Thank you for your visit on my blog, and I suppose, on my other blogs featuring to Corto Maltese(not translated, I'm sorry ...)

Grace and Bradley said...

What a beautiful annual flower garden. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting our blog.

Reader Wil said...

I love ! marigolds! The photos are excellent! Thanks for sharing and for your visit!

nonizamboni said...

Delightful post! And the photos conjure up summer (when?) and the strange and wonderful aroma of marigolds...a strong memory from my childhood. Thanks for the memories--hope your Easter was wonderful!
xxxx