Marvelous Marigolds

My parents always grew marigolds along the driveway in a flowerbed built by my dad.

I have to admit that marigolds have never been a favorite of mine, but this past spring I bought some at a half price sale, and placed them in a spot in the back corner of the yard that needed something growing there. All I did was water them on hot, dry days and by the end of summer they were looking lush and tall and very healthy, just like the ones my parents had.

I then stopped for the first time ever to really get close and look at these golden brown beauties. After this photo shoot, the marigold has moved up the ranks.

sink full of flowers

marigolds

in a row

for my mother

marigolds in a teacup