I just planted a HUGE pot of these Yellow Marigolds!!! I found them last year, and because they were so different then the regular old orange marigolds... I kept the seeds for this year.
Marigolds do great from your left over dried flower seeds!!! Lots of annuals don't do good from the plant seed, because they have been mutated and changed to such a degree that the seeds from them don't breed true! But Marigolds do!
And after gathering them when the flower dries, you can keep them in a jar for years without a problem!
And like I've written before... Marigolds are my mainstay for wonderful things they do!
1. planted with other plants they keep ALL bugs AWAY!!! Even those pesky caterpillars!!!
2. Dried flowers, sprinkled under furniture, and in the cushions KILL FLEAS!!!
3. rub fresh flowers between your hands, and then rub it into your pets fur, prevents the pesky fleas from hitching a ride on them!
So, I'm starting a big pot of them inside, so I can get them transplanted outside by the end of March. One year I didn't do this, and the caterpillars almost killed my blueberry bush's!!!
Plus, they look so pretty when you stick them in planters around the other plants!!!
These are different because they sort of look like Daisy's... and of course Yellow reminds me of spring!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Posted by Judith at 5:13 AM