Marigolds

Happy Halloween!!

Yes, October is almost over and the holidays are well underway (stores have already started playing Christmas music.. not kidding), but I wanted to quickly share this frequently overlooked flower.

There’s absolutely no mistaking why this flower is known as the October flower…

The Marigold

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Not only do these bright, round blooms resemble a perfectly orange pumpkin, they remind me of a full harvest moon.

Fun Facts:

  • Named for the Virgin Mary (Mary’s Gold)
  •  Burpee president David Burpee launched an energetic campaign to have marigolds named the national flower, but in the end, roses won out.
  • For years, farmers have included the open-pollinated African marigold ‘Crackerjack’ in chicken feed to make egg yolks a darker yellow.

Interesting, huh?

Other than needing a lot of sunshine, marigolds have a reputation for being pretty easy to keep up.

Hope you enjoyed!

Forever Floral,

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In Full Bloom

Welcome to my new blog!

I feel as if I’m starting a new (extremely floral) chapter with this blog.

Just to give you a little taste, my regular postings will include… well, just about anything and everything relating to flowers.

Surprised? Didn’t think so.  🙂

I thought I’d start out with my favorite flower (at least for today):

The Gardenia

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The most graceful of flowers, in my opinion.

This flower has a scent as pure and beautiful as the ivory petals it holds.

A little history: The gardenia is believed to be named after Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician from Charleston, South Carolina. It has long been associated with secret love.

This flower is said to be one of the hardest to maintain, but with such a heavenly aroma I think it is well worth the effort!

I can almost guarantee this flower will be present at my wedding one day.. 🙂

Well, that about sums up my first post!

Hope you guys stick around! Many more flower-filled posts to come!!

Forever Floral,

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