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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Dec 1, 2019 6:01 PM CST
French Marigolds For Fall

These plants produce literally hundreds of blooms on easily grown, healthy, fragrant foliage. I particularly like the smell of the blooms, and so do the bees which are attracted to them.

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Dec 1, 2019 6:07 PM CST
Bumble bees seem to love marigolds. It is fun to follow them from flower to flower. Honey bees and butterflies like them too. I plant these near the veggie patch so the bees can have a variety of plants; and pollination benefits the whole garden. French marigolds range in color from red to gold and shades in between. The banner was made from the first photo.
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A bumble bee visits a red one.
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And a butterfly stops at a different one.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 1, 2019 6:32 PM CST
Great banner Leon!
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Dec 1, 2019 7:21 PM CST
What a wonderful banner Leon! Such sunny colors!
Name: TT
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hiyall
Dec 1, 2019 7:53 PM CST
The yellow and orange flowers are so vibrant against the green grass. Thanks for making beautiful banner!
Thanks also for posting the additional pictures with bee and butterfly and the additional comments about the marigolds!
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 1, 2019 8:00 PM CST
Another beautifully banner Leon! Great slice, great colors. I tip my hat to you.

(Marigolds are of my favorites too. Lovey dubby )

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Fleur569
Dec 1, 2019 9:22 PM CST
The toasty warm colors of orange and yellow in the Marigold banner is so welcomed to the colder climate regions at this time of year. Yet verifies the dependable sturdiness the Marigold shows in the Summer/Fall season. A meaningful and well done banner, Leon, as all of your banners are.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 1, 2019 10:22 PM CST
Very nice display, Leon. Thumbs up

Not sure why, but I've never been partial to marigolds.
However now am thinking I need to add them. Smiling
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pod
Dec 2, 2019 5:57 AM CST
EscondidoCal said:Very nice display, Leon. Thumbs up

Not sure why, but I've never been partial to marigolds.
However now am thinking I need to add them. Smiling

Yep! I agree

Leon is not only a great gardener. He is an excellent photographer and good salesman for the plants he grows. I want to add many of them to my garden. Lovey dubby

Well done again!
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Legalily
Dec 2, 2019 7:52 AM CST
Beautiful banner Leon Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 2, 2019 9:31 AM CST
Leon,
could you please share your method of growing
such a beautiful hedge of blooms? Smiling

Found these on Amazon:
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Definitely getting some. Thumbs up
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slowcala
Dec 2, 2019 10:22 AM CST
G r r r r eat! Love me some Marigolds and those French Marigolds are Da Bombe Diggity Do!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Dec 2, 2019 11:00 AM CST
EscondidoCal said:Leon,
could you please share your method of growing
such a beautiful hedge of blooms? Smiling

Cal- Thanks for such a kind thought. There's really no secret; anyone can grow marigolds. I simply sow the seeds in a reserved space in the garden giving them about 2 inches of space between seeds. I save a row of amended soil that will allow them plenty of room to grow. (This is where they will be grown to maturity.) When seedlings are about 2 inches high I carefully dig and transplant them into the amended soil spacing them at least 15 inches apart (depending on variety). A 2" seedling can grow into a 20" diameter plant! I leave a few seedlings in reserve in case one or two do not survive the transplant. Water well when transplanted.

This is a view of the marigolds planted next to a row of zinnias. It is also my veggie garden as seen by the onions next to the marigolds. A final thought; I like to give them (all plants) a good feeding of Osmocote 14-14-14 time release fertilizer at planting time.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 2, 2019 2:09 PM CST
Thanks so much, Leon! Thumbs up

That's an awesome row of zinnias, marigolds, & onions (the only alliums I can grow).
Your pictures have inspired me.....never thought I would go bananas over marigolds.
But I can see how they would really brighten up the garden, as well as be beneficial.

So many to choose from! Blinking

Went overboard, Rolling my eyes. and bought seeds from Amazon for:
French Petite Mix (500)
Tiger Eye French Marigold (Tagetes patula) (500)
Orange-mahogany french marigold Queen Sophia (1.5 gm)
"Sparky Mix" (500)
Bonanza French (250)
African Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix (2000)

Waaaay more than I intended or need (a few thousand altogether).
If anyone would like some of each, please treemail me, as I'd be
happy to share. Smiling


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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Dec 2, 2019 3:12 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for a great banner, Leon!
Stan
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Dec 2, 2019 6:22 PM CST
Thanks so much to the following for the comments, thumbs & kind words: Baja_Costero, Bootandall, Casey, dirtdorphins, EscondidoCal, Fleur569, Frenchy21, GaNinFl, greenappleagnes, greene, hiyall, Ginny, honeyx4, iciris, Kristi, krobra, Legalily, Mutisia, Plantmanager, Rj, Slowcala, Stan, vic & wildflowers. And special thanks for the acorns both here and in my blog to the following: Fleur569, Kurt, Cal, Frenchy, hyall.
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 2, 2019 7:44 PM CST
Gorgeous garden Leon! Marigolds are great companions in the veggie garden.

Cal, you did go overboard! Hilarious! Great varieties, I've grown a few of those in the past.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 2, 2019 8:35 PM CST
My wife says I'm very impressionable. Rolling my eyes.
Ya think?! nodding

Let me know if you want any (free).....got more than enough
till the cows come home. Rolling on the floor laughing
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