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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Aug 13, 2019 12:34 AM CST
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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gardengus
Aug 17, 2019 4:38 PM CST
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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Hamwild
Aug 17, 2019 9:02 PM CST
I planted some in a pot on our front step. I will takw a picture tomorrow. Smiling
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gardenfish
Aug 18, 2019 12:48 AM CST
@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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gardengus
Aug 18, 2019 6:00 AM CST
Thank You!
Probably too late this year but I will make a note for next
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Hamwild
Aug 18, 2019 7:07 AM CST
I just remembered. *Blush*
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Aug 18, 2019 11:33 AM CST
@Hamwild, very pretty! Thumbs up Is that a French mix of some kind?
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Hamwild
Aug 18, 2019 11:45 AM CST
I'm not sure to be honest! I found them at Home Depot. I suspect so, as they stink? Hilarious!
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gardenfish
Aug 18, 2019 12:42 PM CST
Yeah, probably so! They appear to be low growers, another indication they are Frenchies. nodding
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Hamwild
Aug 20, 2019 8:34 PM CST
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!
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Aug 21, 2019 1:42 AM CST
@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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Hamwild
Aug 21, 2019 4:49 AM CST
I sure could use a plant like that. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Aug 21, 2019 6:20 AM CST
Pic of Strawberry Blonde:



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Hamwild
Aug 21, 2019 6:24 AM CST
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?
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Aug 21, 2019 6:42 AM CST
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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Hamwild
Aug 21, 2019 6:52 AM CST
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?
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Aug 21, 2019 5:04 PM CST
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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Hamwild
Aug 21, 2019 5:08 PM CST
Thank You! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Aug 27, 2019 6:46 AM CST
Finally, the crackerjack arrives! Hurray!


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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 30, 2019 3:54 AM CST
Hurray!
beautiful
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
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