Posts tagged Marigolds

August 14, 2014

 

strong color

Strong Colors

Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.

November 1, 2012

 

Zinnia bicolor

Intricate Patterns Offer Sense Of Order

During the busy gardening season, I spend so much time outdoors that order often eludes me inside my house.

April 19, 2012

 

Helenium

Preparing Now For September Color

Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.

February 23, 2012

 

Bill Larkin's annuals

Bill Larkin’s Seeds

In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.

August 18, 2011

 

marigolds

Good Old Marigolds

Like chrysanthemums, marigolds are such serviceable flowers, and as one becomes a seasoned gardener “serviceable” becomes a most welcome descriptor.

September 2, 2010

 

virgin mary

Flowers for the Virgin Mary

Certain flowers bloomed at specific times in the Marian calendar, and monks, friars and nuns used them to meditate on and celebrate key events in Mary’s life.

September 24, 2009

 

Colorful, cut flowers.

How To Cut Flowers

Some flower gardeners have designated cutting gardens, but most of us just snip judiciously from all areas of our yard.

July 9, 2004

 

field of marigolds

Marigolds

It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.

May 14, 2004

 

a flower in a coat buttonhole

Annuals

"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."

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