Category Archives: Marigold

Marigold ‘Strawberry Blonde’

I’m trying a new French marigold this year. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ adds dusky shades of pink, rose and mauve to the typical marigold palette of gold, yellow and orange. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ grows in a little mound that reaches 8 to 10 … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Marigold ‘Moonstruck Yellow’

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Up Close and Personal: Marigold ‘Safari Bolero’

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Up Close and Personal: ‘Moonstruck Yellow’ Marigold

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Three Tough Marigolds That Will Bloom All Summer

Marigolds are one of the easiest flowers you can grow. You can plant the seeds directly in your garden after the soil has warmed in the spring. And because bunnies don’t like the taste of marigolds, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Marigold ‘Durango Bolero’

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November Strong

It’s almost mid-November and the nighttime temperatures still haven’t dropped low enough for a heavy frost or freeze in my backyard. I didn’t rip out my annuals yet because the birds are still eating seeds from the flower heads, and … Continue reading

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Marigold ‘Lofty Lady’

In late July I put a note in my garden journal reminding “Future Me” to avoid growing ‘Lofty Lady’ marigolds because the Japanese Beetles just decimated them that month. I’ve since changed my mind. Once the beetles starting disappearing later … Continue reading

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‘Garland Orange’ Stands Tough

The Japanese Beetles made a bit of a comeback this summer. Their waning numbers over the past couple of summers had lulled me back into growing large-flowering marigolds. They LOVE to devour large marigolds. ‘Garland Orange’ grows 36 to 42 … Continue reading

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A Marigold That Foils Japanese Beetles

If Japanese beetles have taken over your yard and scared you away from growing large-flowering marigolds, I have the antidote. The ‘Moonstruck’ series of marigolds have blooms that are so big and so tightly whorled that the little scavengers aren’t … Continue reading

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