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Why you need more Marigold's in your life...

Why you need more Marigold's in your life...

 

'The more the Mari-er!'

 

 

Marigolds are often overlooked but these brilliant blooms are not
to be underestimated. These multifaceted flowers may benefit
your garden space more than you realize. Let’s look at all the
ways marigolds will make your life a little brighter!

 

First off, marigolds have vibrant blooms displaying warm summer

tones of red, orange, and yellow. Each plant will produce several

blooms if properly placed in an area with tons of sunshine. And the

best part is, marigolds require very little care. They are tolerant of

drought, heat, and most pests. Typically, marigolds will survive on

rainwater alone and may only need watering during extreme dry periods. 

 

 

Besides being beautiful, these fierce blossoms also deter harmful

garden pests. Plant marigolds in the garden to ward off Mexican

bean beetles, squash bugs, thrips, tomato horn worms, and

white flies. These predators can’t tolerate the strong fragrance

of the flower and will stay clear. Pair marigolds with tomatoes,

cucumbers, eggplant, basil, peppers, and potatoes for best results.

Just be sure to keep away from legumes. Also, cultivate marigolds

into the soil when the plants begin to fade in the fall to prevent

any unexpected nematode invasion!

 

 

Strategically place marigolds around your backyard or porch

where people are likely to hangout. While adding an extra pop

of color to your beds, these practical plants also scare off

pesky mosquitos! Mosquitoes avoid the pungent fragrance

of the flower similar to the effect of citronella. So plant them

anywhere you like as a filler, garden border, or in garden pots. 

 

 

This magical flower is sure to delight while putting in a full days

work by protecting your garden and your guests. And if that weren’t

enough, marigolds are edible. Don’t be shy to sprinkle some petal on

if you desire a sexy splash of color to your salad or steep the petals

in hot water to make tea that will aid digestion and cure stomach

cramps. These brilliant babes have got your back! So, go on, add

a little extra sunshine to your garden.

 

And as always, if you need some help, don't be afraid to ask!

Happy planting!

 

 

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