As summer wanes about the only flowers in the garden that remain in their full glory is my marigolds. I love the marigolds... how could I not ...growing up in the "Marigold Capitol of the World" also know as Pekin , Illinois. The home town of the late U.S. Senator Everett Dirkson who also happened to love the marigold.
I plant marigolds everywhere, along the borders of my flower beds and randomly throughout the veggie garden. They are great for color boost and help to keep ants away...they look pretty but smell horrible. I've even dyed yarn with them in the past ..now that was a smelly job for sure. But the yarn was beautiful and fortunately didn't retain any of the "smell" of the marigold.
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