Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Many people think Marigolds are too common or too stinky or snail fodder. I think they really give the best show of color for sunny locations here. They DO smell a little weird and do attract snails. Sluggo works well killing snails and slugs. None of my clients let me plant orange Marigolds! So now that we have our own place I planted them as a border along one of our walkways.
I don't know if you can see in my photo. But I bundled, twisted and rubber banded the fading Daffodil leaves along the walkway. One is supposed to leave the foliage to turn brown as it dies back because it's storing nutrients for next year. But it looks messy and takes up space! I used to braid the long leaves. But that takes too long and is back breaking! I planted the Marigolds between the bulb leaves since they'll be gone in the summer and the Marigolds will fill in then.