In Bloom Today: Calendula

Monday, June 12, 2006
These are my first calendula flowers to bloom this year. In February, I seeded a few inside under the grow lights, but none of them germinated. I thought: Good grief, no calendula? I'll have to re-name my blog!

Thankfully, last year's bunch kindly volunteered and re-seeded itself, so now I have an early showing of these brilliant, cheery blooms. Another pleasant surprise in my garden.

This is the 'Orange Zinger' variety, from
Seeds of Change.


Blogger Kalyn Denny said...


7:04 PM  
Blogger R said...

i planted calendula for the first time this year from seed, and just transplanted some of the seedlings into the garden and it's good to know that they will look like! great pics. what camera?

12:31 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

I use a Nikon D50 for all my photos. I love my camera!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Sigruns German Garden said...

Wow, colours like the sun!


8:02 AM  
Blogger raine studios said...

I love you blog - and I'd love to see a picture of your entire plot. I always wonder how big it is and how you divide it up, and are all the photos from the plot or are some from your home as well?

8:59 AM  
Blogger R said...

wow i 'm so jealous. i really want a canon 20d but they are just too expensive.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love that calendula! Makes me wish I'd gotten your variety instead of the "Flashback" variety that I did buy... yours are so cheerful!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

You made me realize it's been a while since I posted a "wide view" of the garden. I think the last was on April 26th. Time for an update!

The plot is roughly 11' x 34'. We've got vegetables and herbs in the middle, with flowers on the north and south ends.

All the photos I've posted recently are from my plot. There are a few exceptions, though, such as the early spring shots of dogwood and tulips, which were from around the neighborhood. Since I'm in an apartment, the only green at home is from a few struggling houseplants on a (usually) dimly lit windowsill.

4:15 PM  
Blogger David (Snappy) said...

beautiful flowers, and edible too!i planted loads last year but not a single voulunteer this year.I think the orange colour is soothing and summery, very buddhist robes Calendula.

5:36 PM  

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