Saturday, October 19, 2013

a bouquet of marigolds with something fiery red

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 I am not an expert gardener by any means but I do love to experiment. plus there is something about digging around the backyard that is so "grounding". I took a little time thursday evening to take some notes about what worked this year and what didn't. without fail I know enough to plant marigolds every spring since they always seem to have such hearty staying power right through autumn. and, I love their earthy smell. I wish I knew the name of this fiery red plant below. I've enjoyed it all summer but I think it might have grown even bushier if I had planted it in the ground. I remember seeing it and loving it when I visited borgo argenina a few years back. of course I just had to bring it home when I discovered it at our local nursery.


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3 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I used to plant marigolds but have gotten out of the habit of planting anything the past few years. Now that I'm feeling better, I'll have to try to remember to get marigolds in the spring.
Your fiery red plant is a wonderful color. I've never seen anything like it.
K

Alexa said...

I don't know what it is, but I think it's fabulous.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I know what you mean Lily, if I ever get a bit edgy I try and get out in the garden for a while. I don't know what your mystery plant is either but if you find out I'd love to know.