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Volunteer Marigolds

September 24th, 2009

I have these volunteer marigolds that grew up in the same spot I had some planted last year. They’re just starting to bloom prolifically and they’re so nice. I’m not a huge fan of marigolds, but they’re so pretty this time of year, they really look nice with all the fall colors that are starting to appear.
marigold_blooms
As you can see these are growing in a raised bed that I have a makeshift fence around since I have my late beans planted in this bed. I know the deer and the groundhogs would love nothing more than tender bean plants, so I have some chicken wire panels leaned up around it to protect my bean harvest.
Endless_Summer_hydrangea_bloom
When it comes to colors of flowers, I’m much more of a pink/white/purple lover. I’m really happy that my ‘Endless Summer’ Hydrangea is blooming now, despite being mauled by deer this past winter. I was thinking I wouldn’t see any color from it at all.

What colors of flowers are your favorite?

11 Comments to “Volunteer Marigolds”
  1. Dave on September 24, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I’m a fan of the blue and purple shades. Sometimes the golden-oranges like with butterfly weed or gaillardias. Russian sage and salvias though have some of the best colors.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Nighttime at the Arbor =-.

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  2. warren on September 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

    That’s easy! I love yellow daffodils more than any other flower!!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..There is a resemblance… =-.

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  3. Frugal Trenches on September 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    from my sick bed, these photos are making me swoon. It has been too long since i have seen a marigold.

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  4. Maureen on September 24, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Personally, I LOVE marigolds but we can’t seem to grow them anymore. When I first started gardening we grew them as big as bushes, but lately they just seem stunted and sickly….sigh.

    I’m envious of yours…plus, my favorite color is orange!
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..We’re Home….Sam’s not. =-.

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  5. miss m on September 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I tend to be a pink/white/purple gal too, but sometimes plants will dictate a space. For example, I have a very happy (orangey) honeysuckle at the front of the house that has made me rethink the front garden color scheme completely (it even got me ditching a rose !) – the scheme is now red/orange/yellow – a palette I would not have considered. In a good way, it got me thinking outside the ‘pink & purple’ box and turned out lovely.

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  6. ChicagoMike on September 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    You must have pretty acidic soil for that “Endless Summer” to be that bright!
    .-= ChicagoMike´s last blog ..The Coolest Kid In The Neighborhood =-.

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    • Susy on September 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

      Our soil is very acidic, these blooms actually start out pink and then turn purple after a while.

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  8. MAYBELLINE on September 24, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Pink. Soft pink.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Fall Planting Part II =-.

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  9. Jackie on September 25, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Nice volunteers. That’s always fun.
    I love purple and white flowers!
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Lady Who Will Grow Anything Except Grass =-.

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  10. the inadvertent farmer on September 25, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Blue…LOVE blue flowers!

    Your photos are simply enchanting, kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Friday Funnies…Spanish Version! =-.

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