This pretty annual reminds me of being a little girl, when my job was to make sure the planters on the deck were watered thoroughly every day… I didn’t enjoy it very much then. 

Marigold are mentioned specifically enough my traditions customs for me to be curious about them and their use during the summer, beyond that vibrant colour that is so appropriate for summer sabbats and sun-fire-centric celebrations. They were one of the annuals I experimented with in growing as seedlings indoors, under compact fluorescents. 

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