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Aug 13, 2019 12:34 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Hello, anyone interested in starting a thread for marigolds? Is there one already going? Are you as crazy about maris as I am? I'm posting a pic of a marigold I am growing this year; African First Lady. I have always grown Crackerjack before. I really like this First Lady!


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Aug 17, 2019 4:38 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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I don't have many marigolds in my garden , but I do use them to repel bugs along the border of the veggies.

Wish I could find the old-fashion tall ones. The ones that get 3 foot or more , my grandmother use to grow them , I had seeds once but forgot to collect one year and lost them Sad
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Aug 17, 2019 9:02 PM CST
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I planted some in a pot on our front step. I will takw a picture tomorrow. Smiling
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Aug 18, 2019 12:48 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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@Gardengus, look for tagetes erecta, African marigold "Crackerjack"; this particular variety has been around a long time, and it is probably the one your grandmother grew.Yes, it does get tall, I stake mine. Some people object to the smell of marigolds. I think the Africans smell a lot better than the French varieties, to me they have a light, sweet smell. My Crackerjacks were planted late this year and are just about to bloom, I will post a pic when they do. Thanks for responding to this new thread! Smiling Hurray! Welcome!
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Aug 18, 2019 6:00 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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Thank You!
Probably too late this year but I will make a note for next
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Aug 18, 2019 7:07 AM CST
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I just remembered. *Blush*
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Aug 18, 2019 11:33 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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@Hamwild, very pretty! Thumbs up Is that a French mix of some kind?
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Aug 18, 2019 11:45 AM CST
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I'm not sure to be honest! I found them at Home Depot. I suspect so, as they stink? Hilarious!
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Aug 18, 2019 12:42 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Yeah, probably so! They appear to be low growers, another indication they are Frenchies. nodding
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Aug 20, 2019 8:34 PM CST
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It didn't occur to me until earlier when we visited my in-laws, but my MIL has the tall ones. I never knew before this post that there are different ones. *Blush* I just thought she had a special green thumb. Hilarious!
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Aug 21, 2019 1:42 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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@Hamwild, Yeah, I know, once I started growing them for real, I had no idea there were so many, and more being developed every year! A new one I have and that there is another thread about; Strawberry Blonde. Check out that thread, and also the pics on it. I would post a pic with this reply, but I am using my laptop and my pics are on the I Pad. You don't have to have a green thumb to grow marigolds, they practically grow themselves! nodding Thumbs up
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Aug 21, 2019 4:49 AM CST
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I sure could use a plant like that. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 21, 2019 6:20 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Aug 21, 2019 6:24 AM CST
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I've never seen one like that! Lovey dubby I have a bi-colored one too, but it's your run of the mill one you see at Lowes every year. Hilarious!

Do you buy seeds online?
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Aug 21, 2019 6:42 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Yes at Select Seeds, I would highly recommend them. They carry a lot of Heirlooms, too. Reasonable prices, fast delivery. They have Parma violet plants, an antique variety grown back in the 1880s in greenhouses for nosegays. They are very fragrant. I have wanted one for years, didn't get to the website fast enough, they sold out! I will pre order this year! Hurray!
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Aug 21, 2019 6:52 AM CST
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Ooh. I will look into them then. I've never grown a plant from seed (well, I did try Basil from a packet of seeds I got in a triscuit box, but I overplanted them and they choked each other out). Is there a ideal time of year to plant the seeds?
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Aug 21, 2019 5:04 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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You bet! Maris are very easily grown from seed.You can usually plant them outside right after the last frost date for your area in the spring. It's ok to overplant; a lot of us do. You just have to thin. Hate throwing away all those little seedlings? Replant them somewhere else, problem solved. Zinnias and cosmos look good planted with maris, they are also very easy to grow, and all three attract butterflies! Hurray!
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Aug 21, 2019 5:08 PM CST
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Thank You! I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 27, 2019 6:46 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Finally, the crackerjack arrives! Hurray!
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Aug 30, 2019 3:54 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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