The happiest flowers in my garden in this cool autumn are the marigolds. We also have mums, white alyssum, snapdragons, rudbeckia and a solitary pink rose. The last of the summer impatiens died this past week.
I saw a neighbor had red and pink carnations that were still showing color.
If you take the dried up marigold buds, open them to reveal the seeds, then sprinkle them in your yard, next spring you will have a renewed treat.
19 thoughts on “Today’s Flowers: Marigold Studies”
The first photo is fantastic, I like angle, it makes a great composition!
Forget-me-nots are my contributions to flowers today
Very cheerful colors and beautiful shots.
I love marigolds but I just don’t like their smell hehehe.. great shots!
I have wild flower on mine.
The marigolds are wonderful to look at..it brings so much life. Vibrant colors too.
I was thinking this morning how much I need some to repel bugs sandy
Leora: Marigolds give a lot of color to your garden, nicely shown.
Your marigolds look great. They are a favorite of mine and do tend to do well in cool weather.
I love marigolds but they need more sun than i can give ;(
What lovely color of autumn fires! Both the flowers and the aroma of marigolds are lovely to me.
Oh, the beauty of the marigolds. I love the multi-colored ones. They are all great flowers.
Just lovely, I could almost smell them and I adore that russet colour.
lovely marigold and great shots. we used to have them in my front garden
Oh, these are lovely photos.
My Dad always planted these. He was the gardener of the family when I was growing up. He loved to plant lots of these in the yard and in the garden.
Such rich and vibrant colors in these marigold photos. Each one is a beauty all its own.
I can almost smell their scent…lingering in the air.
Not even the marigolds are left here and they are so pretty…sigh..
My nasturtium died the day after I posted this. And my marigolds are looking more worn.
One of the marigold buds is about 1 cm…I dont see it opening up….How much time would it take for this bud to open up..i am a newbie…i see a lot of new buds coming up though…
Patience, patience. Go away for a week, then come back and look again.