Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Model Marigolds

Marigolds are one of the best flowers
for a novice gardener to grow.
A great introduction to gardening for kids,
these marvels seem to have a one-track mind-

Happiest in bunches, the bright colors seem to
pop right out of the sea of dark green leaves.

Maybe my need for simplicity is what makes me
plant so many of these.
They are delicate in appearance,
but really don't require much
in the way of maintenance or care.

Beautifully organized petals are dense
and mesmerizing.

Rumored to repel insects,
they are often planted around veggie gardens.

Self-seeding is always a bonus
and these knockouts don't disappoint.