Tuesday, April 05, 2016


ABC Wednesday
April 6th, 2016

The letter is M for Marigold

A favourite in the garden - an old standby that lingers even after the first frost of autumn.  By itself, or potted with tomatoes and vegetables to keep away the pesky insects.

Glorious in the sunshine, be it French, African or just the common Pot Calendula, it is always tops on the seed list in our house....

The pot at the end of the driveway
alive with colors, radiant in the sun
marigolds, tomatoes, and morning glories
goldfinch yellow, burnt orange, forest green,
kelly green, a special red, of the ripening vine
faint, pale canary yellow, lavender, sky blue
at the rim of the trumpet, all together
awash in the warming morning
bright colors dancing together
slight breeze,. hint of autumn
but summer still in their blooming,
their growing together.

Raymond A. Foss

Did you know that in Britain rubber gloves for washing up
are called Marigolds, especially the yellow ones.

Wouldn't that make dreaming away, with hands in the soapy
water, watching out the kitchen window,
even more delightful!!

For more interesting Ms click here at ABC Wednesday
thanks to Denise, Roger and
merry helpers...


ellen b. said...

Pretty little marigolds!

Indrani said...

Such a colorful and lovely take on 'M'. Great post for the day.
Happy ABCW!

Leslie: said...

Oh I do love a variety of marigolds in the summer garden!

abcw team

The Weaver of Grass said...

My marigolds are blue - and yes, Hildred, I do wash up in them. Love your header.

Roger Owen Green said...

a FINE array of colors!


Melody Steenkamp said...

The colors i like... the plant to but not in our garden as i am allergic to them...

Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I did not know that about the rubber gloves ... I used to have a list of Britishisms, but that one wasn't on it and I love knowing it.

And I love marigolds, as who could not! Little spots of sunshine on earth. We used to plant a border of them around our veg garden as they were meant to keep the slugs and snails away. Also deer won't eat them.

Joy said...

Lovely flowers. Unfortunately never plant them as the slugs like them even more than I do.