Category Archives: Marigold

Fun Flower Facts: Pot Marigold (Calendula)

Pot Marigold or Calendula have bright yellow or orange daisy-like blossoms and long, narrow and hairy leaves. As attractive as the flowers are, some people find the strong scent of the leaves to be offensive. Calendula is a member of … Continue reading

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10 Uses for Pot Marigolds (Calendula)

With its bright yellow-orange hues and cheerful nature, it’s no wonder the pot marigold is a summertime favourite with gardeners! These bright and vibrant flowers will liven up any garden, patio and other outdoor spaces! They would be ideal in … Continue reading

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Frost Tolerant Flowers for Your Garden

It’s November. Trees are bare. Most of the leaves have fallen. The days are noticeably shorter and cooler. Frost is settling in. But the gardening season is not quite over just yet. There are hardy, frost-tolerant flowers that can survive … Continue reading

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Flowers that repel mosquitoes!

Most people like spending their summers outdoors as much as they can. Who can blame them?  There is so much to do, from BBQs to swimming. It’s so much fun in the sun! But those pesky mosquitoes and flies sure … Continue reading

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China’s Marigolds

The villages located outside of Beijing China in Yanqing County have supplied the Beijing flower market for years, however recently they have expanded the flower fields by thousands of acres. In the fall, the Marigold (a member of the Chrysanthemum … Continue reading

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Summer’s Bride – Marigold

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) is Octobers Flower, they are symbolic of creativity and passion. Early Christians called calendula “Mary’s Gold,” and placed it by the statues of the Virgin Mary.  The most sacred flower of ancient India, Marigold stems and flower … Continue reading

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