Start your planting with annual flowers, including pansies, violas, pot marigold
(calendula), bachelor's buttons, annual candytuft, carnations, larkspur, linaria (often referred to as baby snapdragons), lobelia, petunia, sweet pea, sweet alyssum, sweet William, stock, pansy, phlox (annual) and snapdragon, which are all frost-resistant plants.
In Nicholas Culpeper's day, pot marigold
was taken to "strengthen the heart".
Some Common Edible Flowers Latin Name / Edible Flavour Common Name Part Allium Flowers & Onion schoenoprasum / leaves Chives Antirrhinum Petals Somewhat majus / bitter Snapdragon Borago Leaves & Herbal, officinalis / flowers cucumber Borage (remove pistils & stamens) Calendula Petals Tangy, officinalis / spicy, Pot Marigold
resembles saffron Centaurea cyanus / Petals sweet to Bachelor's Button, ONLY spicy, Cornflower clove-like Dianthus spp.
Here, surrounded by twelve hunters, the unicorn seems to be purifying a poisoned stream with his horn, a hypothesis supported by the presence of such plants as pot marigold
under the hyena's chin, the medlar tree to the left of the fountain, the blue-flowered sage in front of the fountain, and an orange tree in the lower right corner of the tapestry.
General insect control: henbit, pot marigold
, rose geranium
Alyssum, Canterbury Bell, Cornflower, Gypsophila, Indian Pink, Larkspur, Love in a Mist, Nasturtium, Pansy, Poppy, Pot Marigold
and Sweet William.
The sunny face of calendula, or pot marigold
, is a year-round delight in our herb beds, especially in the fall when other plants are succumbing to declining light and temperature.
Red lettuce, Italian parsley, marjoram, oregano, French tarragon, rocket, French or butler's sorrel, chervil, the flower petals of pot marigold
, the flowers of chives, small quantities of strongly flavoured coriander and lovage.
Calendula, also known as pot marigold
, is a popular annual this time of year.
The pot calls for two coneflower (Echinacea augustifolia), one false indigo (Baptisia australis), two hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannibinum), and three pot marigold
For a peppery flavour, pot marigold
(Calendula) petals are less strong than those of nasturtiums but should only be used sparingly in salads.
Fill gaps left between spring and summer with tender perennials and easy-to-grow annuals including cosmos, nigella and pot marigold