Wednesday, August 01, 2007

On trying new things

This is the first year I have grown calendula. It's quite pretty, don't you think?


Nada said...

Such cheery flowers. Calendula has self seeded through the vegetable garden

As an addition, this year I'm going to try the more pom-pom looking ones that come in yellows and reds.

I pick the flowers and steep them in oil (almond or olive) and then use it in a salve/lotion thing. Very smoothing for dry skin.

Anonymous said...

This is my first year with Calendula too. It's so prolific, I love it!!

meresy_g said...

It is lovely and best of all....IT'S ORANGE!!!!! I might have to try them next year.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Calendula's one of my favorites.

John said...

I'm growing Calendula for the first time too. At first it looked like scrawny lettuce, but now it looks great!

cookiecrumb said...

What always amazes me is that big-time food growers like you have the time and inclination to grow flowers too. That is so nice.

El said...

Nada: it self-seeds? Woo-hoo! And thanks for the lotion tip. I love dual purpose plants.

Farm Mom: it sure started out slowly, though, didn't it? I was a little discouraged at first.

M: I thought of you, frankly, when I selected this pic. There are lots of orange ones, and some yellows, too.

Cheryl: aren't they cheery?

John: welcome to the new fan club!

CC: Okay, I mustn't take advantage of your high regard of my planting skills, as I planted these mainly as pollinator magnets for the veg garden! Though I did put a few all around the perennial beds, too.

Liz said...

I love our calendula, and how they volunteer each year.

To CC ~ What would a garden be without edibles and visuals? Plus, you can top a salad with calendula petals. ;)

cookiecrumb said...

I am proud to say that I also have marigolds (growing in pots), because they're pretty, and because I can. I don't work very hard out in my garden, but a little extra time and water for the visuals pays off.
And now I know I can eat the petals! :-)