For a second year Cathy of Words and Herbs is hosting a Week of Flowers, inviting everyone to share some “extra colour and cheer” by posting one flowery photo a day, for a week.
Calendula officinalis / Pot Marigold / Common Marigold (November 17 2021)
A great excuse for me to post some of the recent colour found in the sub-tropical gardens close to home.
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.
Linked to “Square in September” day 11
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Marigold (Calendula) and Fly
Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
Calendula “Indian Prince”
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