posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 06:26 PM
My mother inherited my Grandpa's green thumb. I do not have it...but I love to see the results!
I adore gladiolus and marigolds. Gladiolus come in so many colors, but the most beautiful are the red and purple/blue ones that actually look black. I
told my mom she needs to find all the black flowers she can and make a garden of all of them together. Though, most are like the gladiolus and aren't
Marigolds are the flower I most associate with my mom. She always has them. I would always pinch the heads at the end of the season after they went to
seed. The seeds would be planted the next year, and I am pretty sure the same flowers have been planted that way since I can remember. Those flowers
have moved around the state over the years which is pretty cool.
The marigolds have a strong scent that most people hate...but I can inhale that all for hours and not get enough! It is such a weird scent!
My mom told me when I was little...they used to believe witches could not be around the marigolds. People planted them to keep the witches away.
Little did they know, but witches started that myth so they could also grow them to hide the fact they were witches. I don't know if she dethat up or
if it is an actual myth, but I used to think I loved the smell so much because I was part witch! LOL...I haven't thought about that in years!
S+F just for bringing up nostalgia for me!