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Post  Aussie Girl on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 2:59

I love marigolds!

I have them planted all around my lettuce, silverbeet & basil & so far I don't have any bugs (2 months).

I thought it might be nice to see what colours & types everyone has. Here is one of my lovelys...

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Post  Megan on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 3:57

Mine failed to grow, sadly. How can you fail with marigolds?? Sad Yours are lovely!
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Post  Aussie Girl on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 4:04

Sorry to hear about your marigolds Megan.

I'm trying to grow some more from seed atm but it's still too cold unfortunatly.
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Post  Megan on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 4:15

Thanks, I may try to start some more. I was so looking forward to them. They are Harlequin Marigolds and are supposed to get big.
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Post  camprn on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 5:36

I planted all my flower seeds in late June, I have nothing but seedlings to show for my tardiness. :|
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Post  Megan on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 5:43

Marigolds were the only thing I tried from seed. I bought lantana, verbena, lavender and hollyhocks... and some orange thyme, which I have to tell you smells insanely good! Those are all doing well, though I don't think the hollyhocks are going to grow this year. I am considering ripping out my daylilies, they don't seem to bloom anymore. (Just one blossom this year.) They are not crowded out, either.

I am glad you started this thread, I'm going to have to try the marigolds again! Smile
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Post  camprn on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 6:32

Megan wrote:Marigolds were the only thing I tried from seed. I bought lantana, verbena, lavender and hollyhocks... and some orange thyme, which I have to tell you smells insanely good! Those are all doing well, though I don't think the hollyhocks are going to grow this year.
Did you plant the Hollyhocks from seed? Are the Hollyhocks growing at all? They are a true biennial, so if they are growing well this season they should bloom next season. I love them and I still need to plant my hollyhock seed. I am just waiting on the next batch of compost, which is almost done, hooray!
As to the marigolds, I am going to be scouting around the stores today for leftover annuals hoping for a reduced price.
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Post  littlesapphire on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 6:43

Aussie girl, those are pretty marigolds! I planted some in and around my beans, strawberries, tomatoes and peppers, but I'm too lazy to go take a picture of them! LOL

I bought mine from the store though, instead of planting from seed. However, I've been collecting the seeds from the plants I have so I can try planting them next year Very Happy That should be fun.
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Post  Megan on Sat 3 Jul 2010 - 6:45

camprn wrote:Did you plant the Hollyhocks from seed? Are the Hollyhocks growing at all? They are a true biennial, so if they are growing well this season they should bloom next season. I love them and I still need to plant my hollyhock seed. I am just waiting on the next batch of compost, which is almost done, hooray!
As to the marigolds, I am going to be scouting around the stores today for leftover annuals hoping for a reduced price.

I bought the hollyhock as a plant; it is about 8-10" tall. I'm very excited, I haven't had them since I was a little girl. I am toying with the idea of getting some seed, too. I am thinking it's time to rip out the daylilies.
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Re: Show us your marigolds...

Post  Dunkinjean on Sun 4 Jul 2010 - 22:38

Megan,

The daylilies are a perennial and only bloom once a year but will die back and return next year. You might want to move them to a new large location so they can they multiply each year and are very hardy. I planted mine along a fence.

The daylilies are along the fence and orange.



Happy Gardening Everyone....
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Post  Megan on Sun 4 Jul 2010 - 22:59

Hi Dunkinjean,

I've had these daylilies for at least 5 years, probably more, and each year they are producing fewer flowers. I don't have another good place to move them to, they are against a fence right now. Yours are pretty!
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Re: Show us your marigolds...

Post  jenjehle on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 0:59

Here's one of my "Sunset Giants" from Burpee. This picture was taken about a month ago. Still no blooms but it's much bigger than this now. As soon as they bloom, I'll post a picture! I have these all over my SFG boxes and they're averaging about 2 feet tall. Can't believe how huge they are! Next year I'll def put these at the back of the beds like it says on the pkg! Guess I didn't read directions very good Sad



I'll throw in a picture of my daylilies last year. They should be showing off this color again soon!

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Post  bonniesherbals on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 7:01

those lilies are gorgeous, do you know what variety they are??
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Post  camprn on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 7:23

bonniesherbals wrote:those lilies are gorgeous, do you know what variety they are??
+1, what are those lilies?
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Post  jenjehle on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 8:13

I've often wondered myself Smile

I'm doing some searching at this very moment to see if I can figure it out.

Let you know as soon as I know!
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Post  camprn on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 9:04

This looks very similar.
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Post  miinva on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 9:11

Megan wrote:I am considering ripping out my daylilies, they don't seem to bloom anymore. (Just one blossom this year.) They are not crowded out, either.

I haven't read everyone else's response, so forgive me if someone already mentioned this, but are your daylilies not getting enough sun? They really like sun, although they tolerate some shade. Personally, I dig up my irises and daylilies every 4-5 years and separate them and remove any unhealthy parts of the roots. There are a couple of moths that lay eggs on the tips of iris leaves whose larva will destroy the roots, but I don't know if daylilies have the same issue.

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Post  miinva on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 9:14

I forgot to add that I would happily adopt your daylily if it needs a new home

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Post  jenjehle on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 10:09

I foun the variety. I think camprn was right. Except that particular daylily had a few minor differences. I found another picture of the "Frans Hals" variety and it looks just like mine!

I found this picture and bulbs for sale at Easytogrowbulbs.com



Although, if someone would like a start of mine, I'm happy to share if we could figure out a way to ship them.

Aussie Girl~

I apologize that we hijacked your thread Smile Not our intention. I'm sure we'll get back to the Marigold topic soon!
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Post  Aussie Girl on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 14:50

he he - no problem jen. All flowers are welcome....
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Post  miinva on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 15:09

Next year I'm planning to plant about ten times as many marigolds as I have this year! Smile

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