Plant of the Day(POD) – Marigolds

Today was another exciting day in the life of Artful Planters with exciting developments.

First, I have begun assembling my first edible Artful Planter, with Genovese Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Thyme and Parsley.

Second, I found a new landscaping paper for our planters, commercial grade landscaping paper made from water bottles, with the amount of fabric I use for each planter, its the equivalent of about 1 whole water bottle, every step counts right?

Also, I have decided that I want to include in each entry a short guide on plant care for a different plant each day for the next month!

The plant of the day today is Marigolds

Marigolds are very easy going and reliable in a variety of growing conditions. They grow quickly and effectively, love full sun and heat. They can take shade if there is bright light the rest of the day

Marigolds aren’t picky when it comes to soil, in fact blooms are better and more frequent in poor soil.

Quick Tip: Snip off dead blossoms to improve appearance and stimulate new blooms

Harvesting – Marigolds are excellent in live or dried arrangements, for live bouquets cut newly opened blooms in the early morning and immediately store in a jar of warm water. Strip lower leaves to prevent fouling up the water and arrange as you please. They should last up to a week, or longer with some floral preservative.

Dried arrangements – cut blossoms at their peak and remove foliage from stems. Hang upside down in a warm and dry place until dry.


Lastly, today was our first photoshoot, Alex did a photoshoot of the annuals we will be offering in our annual planters! Check it out at !

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