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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