Flower of the Month: October

There’s not a lot in flower this month so I thought I’d take a look at October birth flowers which are Calendula and Cosmos. I have already featured the lovely Cosmos so I have dipped into my garden files to find some of my Calendula photos.

Marigolds and Borage

Calendula officinalis, the common or pot marigold, is a popular annual plant with yellow to orange daisy- or chrysanthemum-like flowers. The common marigold is still widely used around the world to heal cuts and bruises. Its flowers and leaves are edible, and can be used in soups, salads, and other dishes. It also makes a spectacularly eye-catching garnish.


Because of its resemblance to the sun, it is associated with warmth, love, and creativity.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    Beautiful. These flowers all bare the colors of Fall. Some of my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      And they flower for ages which is always a bonus.

  2. Lovely! We used to have fabulous marigolds in our last house. Here, they just get eaten.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thankfully they do not get eaten in my garden!

  3. restlessjo says:

    Uplifting šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Definitely need some brightening up this month!

  4. pommepal says:

    One of my favourites Jude such a. Cheerful colour. Any spare spots in our garden I pop them in, they flower for so long.

  5. BeckyB says:

    oh these are just gorgeous . . light and colour, just what we need at the moment! far too much grey in October for me.

  6. What a beautiful display. Maybe I should try some in my garden. They might stand up to the dry conditions.

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