Meet my new favorite marigold…
Ugh, I just realized that there is a weedy ol’ nutsedge right in the center of this photo I took of my new favorite marigold.
I’d never make it as a garden photographer.
Anyway, meet Tagetes tenuifolia, the signet marigold. This particular variety is ‘Gem Blend’ which means I should have ended up with both ‘Lemon Gem’ and ‘Orange Gem’, but only a few of the seedlings I direct sowed in the garden came up, and clearly, they are ‘Orange Gem’.
Or maybe a bunch of seedlings came up and only two survived my weeding?
What weeding, you ask?
Clearly not a lot of weeding, hence the nutsedge.
But I still love this little signet marigold.
I think next year I’ll sow seedlings in a flat and then prick them out and plant them in the garden.
Yes, that’s what I’m going to do!
And I’m going to do a better job of weeding!
(One of those two things has a higher probability than the other. I’ll let you guess which one.)
And yes, I did go out there and pull out that nutsedge.
And here’s another picture.
My new favorite marigold.