Past Perfection: Marigolds

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Like cosmic solar entities dropped into the garden: what’s not to love about the orangeness of pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis). They are among my favourite flowers, which is just as well as they grow everywhere on my allotment plots. I mostly let them do as they please. They keep on flowering too – from summer through autumn and sometimes into December. I use the petals in brighten up my salads, but I think the whole plant is edible – in fact a miniature pharmacopoeia in every stem. My medical herbalist’s guide lists numerous healing properties, besides which, just looking at them makes me feel better.

Passing them on to brighten your Monday.

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10 thoughts on “Past Perfection: Marigolds

  1. Yay for marigolds – mine are still flowering here too – suspect i will be leaving for Portugal with their fabulous orangeness waving me goodbye

  2. Lovely post. had to look up Marigold in Frog. Ce sont des soucis… How fun. (Never understood why we called them so). Didn’t know about the medicinal virtues. One learns every day. Asante sana for that Memsahib. Cheers.

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