Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why are rubber gloves (called marigolds in the UK, and that you use for washing dishes) always yellow?

Whilst yellow is the most prevalent color, orange and pink and a few other colors are popping up. It was probably just cause it was an easy color to see and tell when they were past their prime.

Why are rubber gloves (called marigolds in the UK, and that you use for washing dishes) always yellow?
Maybe they only make them yellow in the UK, but in the USA there are a variety of colors you can choose.
Reply:User friendly... really. Sunny color ( yellow )...versus say red or black. Have seen them in blue as well ( more light as in sky blue ). Just for appeal...thats all.
Reply:they arent always. my mom has hot pink ones =].
Reply:So you can find them under the dark sink

My plants in baskets won't grow even though I water them everyday.?

My planters are all wire baskets which are lined with peet. The weather has been very hot but I water, at night, throoughly, almost every night. There are ten baskets and each one has growth with it's own degree of success but one, after two months, hasn't grown, generally, more than an inch and a half. I have planted wild flowers, zinnias and marigolds. I would say that the site is about ten feet long with direct sun for several hours a day, and from only one side, though that side shifts with the sun. One end is sunnier than the other but is not noticably more growing than the other end. I planted then with potting soil that was supposed to have 7 months of fertilizer. I think a lot has left with the draining water everyday but I don't know. Can you offer advice and can you tell me what I might be able to plant this time of the year in order to recoup the loss of my growth? I live in central Indiana. Thank You

My plants in baskets won't grow even though I water them everyday.?
There's an excellent book called Container Gardening by Ed Smith, where he explains the virtues of self-watering containers. The problem with plants not in self-watering containers is that for much of the time, they plants have either too much or too little water, and when you do water, it washes the nutrients away. With self-watering containers, the plants get exactly the water they need, and the nutrients stay put in the soil so that they're available for the plants. So if you wanted to try replanting, you might consider getting self-watering hanging baskets. Ask for them at your local garden center. They fill them with flowering seedlings, since it's a little late to start growing flowers from seeds now.
Reply:I do this all of the time. Add silk greenery into your baskets and you could even add silk florals of your choice. Many of them look so real these days you can hardly tell. Craft stores like Michaels Arts and craft carry them and run 40% TO 50% off most of the time. You can purchase a UV sun protectant that you spray on them to keep the sun from fading them. I have even dug holes and supported ficus trees in the ground ....honestly they look great. Have fun.
Reply:it must be that they are root bound. lift them up gently from the pots that they are in.if the root's are in a tight ball,you need to transplant into a bigger container.also you need to fertilize them,even tho it says the fertilizer is good for seven months. it's a good sales pitch,but doesn't do very well with your plants.
Reply:You may be overwatering.

I water till the water is running out the bottom of my planters then I let them go until they're almost dried out before I rewater.

If you water too much the roots will get root rot.

Plant chrysanthemums.They are hardy and do best in the fall with lovely green foliage right now.
Reply:potting soil is very porous, as it is formulated for indoor plants, which tend to get overwatered. few people know this, but it is not appropritae for hot outdoor conditions. mix in some local soil (at least half) to your potting soil to improve its moisture and nutrient retention, plus add in valuable microbes and, if your'e lucky, some worms. then mulch well with a small-sized mulch.

What is the story Marigolds about?

Pretty and smell bad but bugs away.

Try you will like them

What is the story Marigolds about?
Well, once upon a time there were 3 marigolds, Papa marigold, mama marigold, and itty bitty baby marigold. One magical spring day, they went for a stroll through their magical veggie garden, and a magical unicorn ate them. The end.

Or, if you prefer the real story, they are good to plant around and through a garden, be it veggie or flower, because there are some insects that do NOT like their scent and will shy away from them. My mother has always planted them around the perimeter of her veggie garden, and even though she don't use any pesticides, has fairly good luck with keeping the insects at bay. There are different varieties of marigolds, some with different size flowers on them, and she uses the ones that have large flowers. However, she really does have a problem with deer ignoring them and eating the leaves of her veggies! :)

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Potted plants have thin stalks?

My wife works in a daycare and the kids have planted marigolds. Once sprouted the stalks (the marigolds, not the kids) are thin and discolored and the plant soon dies... I'm thinking they need more fertilizer and sun (we live in the sun-deprived Pacific NorthWet), since all the plants are doing the same.

Am I right or, does she need to do something else to them (the plants not the kids)?

I'd like to have her become the hero of the daycare (to the kids, and the Marigolds).

Potted plants have thin stalks?
Marigolds need lots of sun. Some sun, potting soil, and plant food in the water should be the best for them.

Aside from Marigolds, what other flower (or plants) repel Bee's & Yellow jackets?

If they need to be pollinated, like most plants do, bees/ yellow jackets will be there too.

Aside from Marigolds, what other flower (or plants) repel Bee's %26amp; Yellow jackets?
Marigolds attack a sphirid fly, whose larva eat aphid larva

African marigolds, intense planting every other year and tilled in repell root knot nematods, and that is the limit

Feverfew will repell honey bees but not yellow jackets

Liquids to make flowers grow faster?

I'm doing a science fair project on what liquids (such as coffee, soda, orange juice, and water) make marigolds grow faster. I have to do a background research report with it and i can't find any websites or anything that talk about it. I need the sites. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liquids to make flowers grow faster?
Dear Bridget, I did the experiment with carnations to see how the flowers would live with different additives/liquids. My question was: What additive will help cut flowers live the longest. My results were: the flowers in grape Jell-O died first, then the flowers in water (control), then the flowers in water with an aspirin in it, then the flowers in 7-UP, and the flowers in the water with florist powder lived the longest (37 days!). My question is why did the flowers in the florist powder/water live the longest and what is in it?- Lauren - Tacoma, WA

Lauren, I'm thrilled to see your experiment worked well! Thirty-seven days is a great demonstration of how well those packets work when you buy fresh flowers and follow the directions. The florist packet is a commercially prepared floral preservative. This contains a (commercially kept secret) sugar source (either sucrose or glucose) and a biocide. A biocide is something that typically lowers the pH of the water and keeps bacteria and fungi from growing. They thrive in a sugar-water environment and clog the flower stem. - Bridget

Reply:Here is a science fair site for kids, tons of great info for you on this and on this opening page scroll {there are 2 scroll bars, use the inside one} there is info on doing the same experiment using sunflowers. Good Luck!!

Tons more sites about science experiments:

Reply:try earth juice sugar in the water i water my cannabis with earth juice,and i also do sugar water,plants cannabis cannabis cannabis

What are some flowery names suited for a dark-haired girl?

Such as Violet, Pansy or Iris.

Those are all very pretty but I'd like some variety to compare on. :)

But when I think of Rose I think redhead.

When I think Marigold or Daisy - blonde.

The three I mentioned first seem 'darker' names.

Can you think of any other flowery dark names?

What are some flowery names suited for a dark-haired girl?
hog wort? Peoney, stinking iris, Bryony (as in Black Bryony)
Reply:Moon unit?

Rose O' Sharon (Rosie)










has a huge list!!!
Reply:Willow, Ebony, Magnolia (maggie), Jasmine, Violet, Rosie (from Rose), Dahlia (dar-lee-ah)
Reply:viola, prunella, lilley, primula, petunia, nigella, iris, felicia, hyacinth and my fav poppy
Reply:rose and petunia or bluebell or lily
Reply:Naomi -

Petra -

Danielle -

Nicole -

Shannon -

Janessa -

Jordan -

Jasmine -

Patricia -

Maureen -

All dark haired women, in my family.
Reply:Flora, Iris, Violet, Snap Dragon *jk*

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Where can I find the company thta makes.....?

I used to buy this little jar of cream called Dream Cream. It had cinnamon, marigold, and god knows what else in it. It stung like the devil on rashes, and scratches and such but it would help heal much faster. It worked on bruises, scars, sore muscles, rashes, and a lot of other things. There are two problems. The store I used to buy it from went out of business (and I borrowed the last jar to a friend who moved out of town before returning it to me), and the name of it is easily confused with something very much not it. So I'm having trouble finding it. Can anyone help?

I know the company also made an anti wrinkle cream....

Where can I find the company thta makes.....?
I've heard of two products called "dream cream". One is for your hair and the other is assist women with sexual satisfaction

Has anyone ever eat marigolds?

Toward the end of the growing season, I often pull up most of my marigolds and feed both them and their collection of beetles to the chickens and the pigs. However, the blooms are edible not only for livestock, but for humans, too! Dried and crumbled petals can pinch-hit for oh-so-expensive saffron in casseroles, breads, and omelets . . . adding a unique, subtle flavor to these dishes. Stir-fried alone or with vegetables-the petals add zip to any meal. They're also colorful and tasty in rice, soups, or stews . . . or when sprinkled on salads. Furthermore, the flowers are nutri tious! They contain carotene, which can be converted in humans to vitamin A.

I'm always looking for good substitutes for store-bought items, so after trying the petals in cookery, I decided to experiment with them as a tea! To prepare it, I harvested plump flowers and separated the petals from the green calyxes. I put the petals into a warm teapot (2 teaspoons of flowers per cup of liquid) . . . poured just-boiled water over them . . . steeped the blooms for 5 minutes . . . and strained out the blossoms.

The brew was beautifully colored, but as it turned out-bland in flavor. So this year I'm growing quantities of peppermint, which has wonderful flavor but no color worth speaking of. Together, the marigold petals and mint leaves should make a drink that appeals to the senses of both taste and sight!

Marigold balm makes a soothing rub for tired, aching feet. Just put 5 tablespoons of petals into a bowl, covering them with 1 cup of heated (about 120 °F) sunflower oil. Let the mixture soak for about 4 hours, then strain the petals through a coarse cloth and store the oil in a jar.

Has anyone ever eat marigolds?
marigolds contain pyrethrins.. a natural pesticide.

I wouldn't advise eating them..
Reply:No, but I ate rose petals once on my way home from being out on the piss in Aberdeen one night. I think the pesticides was the best part.
Reply:No, but I remember seeing them eating marigolds in the movie Monsoon Wedding. It seemed to have some romantic connotations.
Reply:When I was young, my mother told me never to eat them because they were poisonous.... But, she also said the same thing about mushrooms from the cowfield.... Hmmmmmmm!!!
Reply:whats a marigold?

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Reply:I have heard of eating nasturtiums, and I believe calendula and violets...


I am NOT a gardner, what to plant?

I have tried strawberries for two years, and they failed. I am looking now to plant some easy to take car of flowers to brighten up the back yard. The spot is in the shade 1/2 the day. I would like to put in seeds. Is that easier than starter plants? I am thinking marigolds. Any other ideas? I am in Chicago, so consider the weather.

I am NOT a gardner, what to plant?
Don't plant annuals. They last for one season (6 months) and then you have to plant something else. Sunflowers, daises, petunias, and strawberries are examples of annuals. If you are not into gardening they will probably be too much work for you. Instead ask the person behind the counter at your local plant nursery to suggest flowers that will grow easily and not require much work, also that will overwinter. (that just means you don't have to bring them indoors or start over again next year)
Reply:Try flowers that come up again year to year and they usually multiply.

Starter plants are more harty than starting from seeds. And you will get quicker results.

Check with any neighbors that you have and tell them next time they need to thin out their irises or magnolia, you would love to come help to get some plants. Usually neighbors like to share their plants. And almost any plant can be started from a cutting from another plant. Do some reading. And start several because some might not sprout.

Get the ground tilled up and grass removed and ready to go.

I recently bought a aerogrow. It's a hydroponic for growing herbs inside the house, but you can also use it to start up plants for outside. We like it so well we ordered 3 more of them. So far we have lettuce, tomatoes and herbs and soon some peppers.

lots of luck on your yard
Reply:Daylillies,Daisey's,Hosta sounds like it may also be moist conditions there thats why the strawberries didn't make it.Marigolds might work they are hardy plants but need sun.How about a hydrangea? You might like that.
Reply:daylilies--they're beautiful, perennial so you'll get them every year and easy! Yeah, strawberries are tough to grow, I think.
Reply:Tulips and daffodils both come in a variety of colors and are easy to combine and grow. Not to mention they are a bulb and can be moved or will simply come back time and time again. Mine are already in bloom in Central Oregon.
Reply:sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and very beautiful!!!
Reply:allysums. They're puffy and white and smell divine. You can also buy them in the form of a whole box of seeds to cover a larger area. They're pretty tolerate to heat and drought.
Reply:For easy flowers from seeds, try sunflowers, marigolds, borage, stock, nasturtiums, cornflowers, sweet peas (they'll need canes or trellis to climb but it's well worth the trouble!) and poppies.

From bulbs, daffodils, crocuses, lillies and tulips are all really easy.

Good luck!

Does anyone know the name of this young adult book about a girl in modern india?

she is a young girl living in modern india but she is forced into marrying an infirm teenage boy who likes to collect bugs. her mother-in-law hates her and is cruel to her. she sells the girl in the city and the girl works making marigold garlands for brides and she fallsin love with a bicyclist cabbie. i think it has something with a bird or a mockingbird or something in the title.

Does anyone know the name of this young adult book about a girl in modern india?
Ohhh I totally read that book and loved it. I'm so sorry, I can't remember. It definitely had some sort of bird in the title though.

What colorful flowers do you recommend in my new garden!!?

I have recently pick up gardening and love flowers, I have hibiscus, sun seekers, pink roses, dragon snap, marigolds, and an orchid plant. Please give me more ideas!

What colorful flowers do you recommend in my new garden!!?
I am going to guess at your "growing zone" but flowers such as Zinneas, Petunias, Pansys will add lots of color and bloom throughout the summer. I would also check for Lillies, Tulips, Irises.....they only bloom for a short period of time but add Beauty and height, then I would delve into aromatic flowers / plants such as Jasmine. Whenever I designed a garden for customers I took into consideration eye appeal, color, scents, when plants/flowers bloomed and the wishes of the customer. Then you must consider annuals versus perennials, insects you may wish to attract or deter, some love to watch butterflies, bees etc while others have no interest. I suggest sitting down and making a list, Must Have, Would like to have, and Can live without......check out a local Nursery, spend an hour or two browsing, talking to the workers, find out about the plants you find appealing i.e. watering, fertilizing, maintenance, etc. Anyone can plant a garden, but being a successful gardener takes dedication and hard work......however the rewards are worth it.
Reply:Scarlet Climers
Reply:I first tried planting rose bushes 7 years ago and now I'm hooked. Try your hand with different varieties by starting with one that is very hardy for your zone. I'm working on a rose garden and I'm up to 6 bushes now - I find tending them quite enjoyable! And there are so many variations...
Reply:Look into Daylilies. There are re-bloomers %26amp; colorful "everbloomers" ... that bloom all summer %26amp; in the fall season too. .. Stella D' Oro, Happy Returns, Pardon Me, %26amp; Rosy Returns,the first PINK everblooming Daylily.

Right now you can plant potted plants that are blooming like Bee Balm, Butterfly Bush (buddleia ), Coreopsis, Delphinum, Verbena, Echinacea (Coneflower), Blue sage, Salvia, Dianthus , Maltese Cross, Honesty (Lunaria), Geraniums, Lavender, Daylilies, Gaillardia, Black-Eyed Susan, Shasta daisy, Russian Sage %26amp; Veronica (Speedwell) %26amp; Hydranga.

The Knockout roses should do well throughout the summer %26amp; until frost too( if your area has frost). There's three diffferent varieties of Knockout roses %26amp; at least 3 varieties of Echinacea too ;)

Feast your eyes on these perennials:

Good luck! The flower centers, Home Depot %26amp; Lowe's are starting to offer deep discounts now. I just bought a potted Lavender at 1/2 price.

What is the complete line, or quote dealing with "The affect of moonbeam marigolds..."?

Are you asking about the play title "The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds"?

Gta vice city mp question

What is the affect of apple juice on marigolds?

Wow, this is a random question if I ever heard one.

But, apple juice is mainly water and sugar, so see the attached link for info on how sugar effects flowers.

Adding sugar to the water in which you place the flowers will not have any positive effect on the life of the flower. This is because roots (or in this case the base of the stem) only absorb salts and water, which are then transported to the rest of the plant. They do not absorb sugars. In fact, adding sugar could be detrimental to flowers because it will make it harder for the flowers to absorb water and they will wilt. This effect becomes stronger as you raise the concentration of the sugar in the water.

When should I plant my seeds?

I want to start small marigolds inside. When should I start them? I live in CT and don't usually start planting outside until Mother's Day. I don't want them to outgrow their pots before I'm able to transplant outside. The pots I'm using are the same ones you buy a six or eight pack of flowers in (small)

When should I plant my seeds?
If you want to start them early in the pots you discribed I'd sow them around April 15 - 22nd. That will give them time to germinate and grow to a size that will make it safe to transplant them by May 13th (Mother's Day).

You can plant earlier if you have adequate lighting and a good plant food (deluted). Compost tea would be great.

Be sure to harden off before putting them outside

Marigolds on the other hand do really well by sowing directly in the garden. If you are not in a hurry for blooms I think you'll be happy with direct sow.
Reply:About 3 weeks before you plan on planting them outside should be good
Reply:3 weeks to a month before the "all danger of frost is past" date. Be sure to harden them off by setting them out in the sun on warm and pretty days well before you put them out. The more time they spend outdoors before going into the ground, the sturdier they will be. Don't just keep them inside, they'll get skinny and tall and just keel over when you put them out.
Reply:I would wait until the first part of April. Make sure you provide a lot of light for them so they won't grow long and leggy.
Reply:this being march, you would be safe to start indoors now. even before mothers day you can gradually introduce them outdoors. bring them in of course weather permitting. and then by mothers day they would be ready to stay outside. just cover during frost though.
Reply:Try spring.

What flowers should I plant?

I am planting flowers in our island in our front yard. We have a Japanese theme. I have seeds and a few germinated plants. My germinated plants are sweet williams. My seeds are Marigolds, Forget Me Nots, and Lavander. What else should I plant?

What flowers should I plant?
you need a focal point. I would go with a Japanese maple. That is a perennial tree that grows slowly, has wonderful leaves, and will be there for a very long time
Reply:Jasmine flowers.

And sun flower.
Reply:Hmmm ... a Japanese theme amidst marigolds and the rest. I'm not getting a sense of the Japanese here yet but maybe you've left out some other details.

We are going for a more oriental style of garden as well. We live on an island, on the very shore line of a cove. We have stunning Japanese lace-leaf trees, sculpted to near-perfection, tall ornamental grasses (zebra grass, New Zealand Flax). There is a clumping bamboo which I'm thinking about picking up as it remains clumped and does not spread as invasively as other types. And someone introduced me today to an Enkianthus tree-like shrub which has very nice foliage and drooping pink flowers that is of Japanese origin and can be quite the show piece. It does well in a Zone 5-9 and prefers partial shade although it can do nicely, apparently with more than that.

Heathers are good with the combination you gave above. Rosemary as well (plus very tasty as an herb in cooking). They both do quite well in a coastal setting and are quite hardy. Always good to have some evergreens around to add some life during the winter months.

There's melianthus which is a peculiar looking plant with soft leaves shaped similar to mahonia (or oregon grape) but more succulent. They produce yellow flowers. The leaves smell somewhat of peanut butter. They grow to about 2 or 3 feet, sometimes taller. Ferns, so many to choose from but I would go with a variegated variety.

I could go on forever but that requires actual thinking and not knowing exactly what sort of climate you live in or the garden lay-out makes it harder. My brain isn't very big either. So ... best of luck. It'll be pretty whatever you do.

Marigolds-Do they control rabbits in and around gardens and property?

No they don't--in fact I've had rabbits eat my marigolds. Go to a Lawn %26amp; Garden center and buy some Liquid Fence. It's one of the best rabbit repellents around. Spray the plants they are bothering. Once they get past a certain size the rabbits will leave them alone and you can stop protecting them.

By the way marigolds do have a repellent effect on certain insects.

Marigolds-Do they control rabbits in and around gardens and property?
planting marigolds to repel animals is a myth. I've found hair (human, cat, or dog) and put in small mesh bags and placed around my garden with just enough dirt to hold them down works pretty well.
Reply:can't say I have ever heard of them as a rabbit repellent. I always plant them in %26amp; around my veg garden to attract the bees needed for pollination
Reply:I do not know about that but my mother grew prize roses and would plant marigolds around them to keep the dogs from going to the bathroom on them. It really works because the dogs do not like the smell..


How do you get rid of nimatoads in garden?

I have heard that gerber daisys and/or marigolds keep them away

How do you get rid of nimatoads in garden?
The easiest way- Check with your local nursery and get the proper dosage of chemical, according to your soils PH level and make sure your getting the resistant plants when you buy
Reply:sevin is a very good product and kills 100's of insects.

You can also check with your local garden shop

What color to paint walls?

Our mudroom has a sink with a marigold counter top from the 1970s. What would be a good color to coordinate with that? It's not that I like the marigold, but I have to work with it.


What color to paint walls?
Cranberry, Merlot, any reds would go nice with marigold...
Reply:brown and burgandy would go well with gold. A fast, easy and decorative way to spice up your mudroom is to sponge paint the three colors. You have complimentary colors and decoration too. Good luck!
Reply:When we first moved into our house, the bath tile, sink and floor were that bright 70s gold/yellow tone. The previous owners had painted the walls a sort of pesto green, and it toned down the yellow a lot to make it appear less bright. (i.e. "Acadia Green" on Try holding a swatch like this against the yellow and you will see what I mean!
Reply:"Cobble Brown" by Sherwin Williams. Have a great weekend!
Reply:For a small space like a mudroom, why not be creative and use an expressive color scheme? After all, it's a small space and should be accented...there's not much to lose.

Various shades of avocado, or burnt orange/red compliment Marigold (or Harvest Gold as it was called in the 70's). Alternatively, you can use any shade of chestnut brown.

Is the plant cyclemen hramful to cats should they eat them?


here is a list of all plant toxic to cats, hope this helps you! this also includes symptoms, how to stop your cat from eating the plants, and which plants are ok for your cat and lotsof other stuff :D

Is the plant cyclemen hramful to cats should they eat them?
As a rule of thumb plants which are harmful to animals and humans are red and black (or have red or black on them) I am a florist and a cat owner and I have never heard that cyclamen are poisonous but they might disagree with a cat as you know a cats will only eat vegetable matter or grasses if they are feeling unwell anyway.

Which plants are poisonous to cats?

indoor plants, and outdoor....don't want a dead kitty because i like wandering jews and marigolds!

Which plants are poisonous to cats?;...

reffering to my other question.
Reply:This should help you...

Plants Poisonous to Cats

Almond (Pits of)

Aloe Vera



Apple (seeds)

Apple Leaf Croton

Apricot (Pits of)


Asparagus Fern

Autumn Crocus

Avacado (fuit and pit)


Baby's Breath






Bird of Paradise


Black-eyed Susan

Black Locust

Bleeding Heart





Branching Ivy


Buddist Pine

Burning Bush


Cactus, Candelabra


Calla Lily

Castor Bean


Charming Dieffenbachia

Cherry (pits, seeds %26amp; wilting leaves)

Cherry, most wild varieties

Cherry, ground

Cherry, Laurel


Chinese Evergreen

Christmas Rose







Corn Plant

Cornstalk Plant



Crocus, Autumn

Crown of Thorns

Cuban Laurel

Cutleaf Philodendron






Deadly Nightshade

Death Camas

Devil's Ivy




Dracaena Palm

Dragon Tree

Dumb Cane

Easter Lily *




Elephant Ear

Emerald Feather

English Ivy





Fiddle-leaf fig

Florida Beauty


Four O'Clock


Fruit Salad Plant


German Ivy

Giant Dumb Cane

Glacier IvyGolden Chain

Gold Dieffenbachia

Gold Dust Dracaena

Golden Glow

Golden Pothos

Gopher Purge

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy

Heartland Philodendron


Hemlock, Poison

Hemlock, Water






Horse Chestnuts

Hurricane Plant



Indian Rubber Plant

Indian Tobacco


Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit

Janet Craig Dracaena

Japanese Show Lily *

Java Beans


Jerusalem Cherry

Jimson Weed


Jungle Trumpets


Lacy Tree Philodendron





Lily Spider

Lily of the Valley



Madagascar Dragon Tree

Marble Queen



Mescal Bean

Mexican Breadfruit

Miniature Croton


Mock Orange



Morning Glory

Mother-in Law's Tongue

Morning Glory

Mountain Laurel



Needlepoint Ivy





Oriental Lily *

Peace Lily

Peach (pits and wilting leaves)

Pencil Cactus





Plumosa Fern


Poinsettia (low toxicity)

Poison Hemlock

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak





Precatory Bean


Privet, Common

Red Emerald

Red Princess

Red-Margined Dracaena



Ribbon Plant

Rosemary Pea

Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron

Sago Palm

Satin Pothos


Scotch Broom

Silver Pothos

Skunk Cabbage


Snow on the Mountain

Spotted Dumb Cane


Star of Bethlehem

String of Pearls

Striped Dracaena

Sweetheart Ivy


Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard

Taro Vine

Tiger Lily *


Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)

Tree Philodendron

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia


Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock

Weeping Fig

Wild Call


Yews --

e.g. Japanese Yew

English Yew

Western Yew

American Yew

List compiled by Jeffrey D. Rakes

Reprinted from PET Magazine's Cat Care Guide
Reply:Wandering jewels and marigolds should be fine I looked both of them up and they are ok The only ones I know of are mother in laws touge and lily of the valley so I hope I helped !
Reply:there are a multitude of plants that are hazardous to cats.

aloe vera





are some of them. there's a site to help out some more.

on that list is says marigolds are toxic =S
Reply:There are quite a number of poisonous plants, both indoor and outdoor, which you should be aware of if you are a cat lover and garden lover too. There are quite a number of easy to find lists on the web, but here is one in particular that is pretty good, from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:
Reply:If a cat does not stay contained in a house or yard by whatever means, there are not enough plants poisonous to them. I don't spend hours in my yard each weekend to wake up and see where a neighbours cat has dug up the bark and fouled the place up. Now I have an easy list of plants to head out, buy and plant.


After a plant is completely dried out can you revive it?

we just moved into a house and someone had left a pot with some Marigolds (I think) in it. They are all dried out, but if I water it, will it grow again? Also, in the yard, I'm having a hard time separating weeds from flowers, do you know a good place to look up which are which? I don't have hours to spend looking through books to find the right plants. If I can't figure it out, I think I'll just cut everything and start over. Any advice would be appreciated...I obviously don't know anything about plants, but I'd like to have a nice yard. :)

After a plant is completely dried out can you revive it?
You can try. Plunge it in some water - pot and all. A bucket will probably do the trick. You might be lucky.

Give your garden a year to see what is in it. If you throw everything out, you might be very sorry. Take your time. And yes, get some books or find a friendly neighbour.
Reply:No; as a general rule, marigolds such as you describe are pretty much toast. The good part, however, is that you can buy young marigold bedding plants at most nurseries for very little, and replace the dead ones. If you need to go even cheaper, then marigolds are VERY easy to grow from seed.
Reply:It actually depends on the plant that has dried out and as to what type it is, but what you can do as a last effort to save it is, cut of most of its branches and dead foliage, then keep watering it well over the next week and look for signs for a new green shoot. If you don't see any signs of life after two weeks, you'll definitely know you have killed it. Cheers and good luck.
Reply:With perennials, you could. But marigolds are annuals
Reply:The marigolds are probably goners.

As far as your garden goes, if you can tell that the dried out plants are marigolds, then you have a good start. I would start by pulling out the obvious weeds like grasses. Once you have done that pull out any that have spikes or are thorny. Then get the dandelions. After that, you should start getting a feel for what the garden looks like, and where you should go from there.

Mulching with grass clippings will help to keep the weeds down and reduce the need for watering.

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Good Luck and Happy Gardening from Cathy and Neal!
Reply:no you can revive it because once its dryed out its dead

When can I plant marigolds?

When is the best month to plant marigolds ?I planted wild flowers on Mothers day but with this heat....they're not looking so there is grass and weeds growing up into it so i was going to dig them up and spend the rest of the summer nourishing the ground and gradually removing all the vegetation.But i would like to have marigolds for the fall.I live in nc.So year round it's usually semi nice here.Fall and spring are our only healthy mediums between hot and cold.So anyone have any advice?When should I plant them?Should I start them inside now and then bring them out to the garden in the fall?

When can I plant marigolds?
Start them from seed 8 weeks before you plan to put them into the ground. Starting them in a shady spot outdoors now will give them a good boost of heat for germination and will make the normal spring hardening off stage unnecessary.

Plant them, mulch them and keep well-watered in the last half of September. Fertilize in early October.

Consider some perennial mums, scabiosa or daisy clara curtis for the future--they do well in heat and cold once established and will bloom faithfully at differing times over the year.
Reply:You can plant them now, but you need to keep them watered. They like the sunny weather so they should be fine in the heat.
Reply:plant them inside the green house while temp is too high.when the marigolds are large enough,they can withstand the heat outside,you my transfer them outside in full sun to develop bright yellow flowers!
Reply:not sure though

Ow can i make manure at home?also ihave a marigold plant which doesnt grow fast.does it ned any kind ofsupport

Manure is animal feces. Horse, cow, chicken, ect. If you have farm animals it is no probem you will have more manure than you can handle. Fresh manure will burn your plants so for your garden it needs to be broken down by composting for several months to a year. This is now composted manure.

If you don't have farm animals, you can make compost at home with garden waste and kitchen scraps. It does take some time to make so you will not have any for this year but next year it will be ready for use.

Do not put meat,dairy or fat in your compost, only non animal products.

It is very simple, pretty much just make a pile in an out of the way place, keep it moist, but not wet and let it break down. It will break down faster if you turn it occasionally, 6-12 months you have compost. They make all sorts of bins and gagets to help compost faster. Go on line and search composting, lots of information.

Ow can i make manure at home?also ihave a marigold plant which doesnt grow fast.does it ned any kind ofsupport
You can make manure at home by the method of compost and vermicomposting.You can do this by collecting all bio-degradable waste and burying them in your backyard.That ways after a few weeks or months,you'll have pure organic manure which is very good for plants.And your plants will grow well,so will your marigold.
Reply:Whatever vegetable and fruit peels I get in my kitchen daily I pass it through a mixi and make a rough paste. I feed this paste to each of my plants ( a plant per day) on rotation basis.I found this to be very effective especially for drooping and withering plants. This is particularly helpful when one doesn't have large areas to prepare compost pits.
Reply:Waste tea leaves r very good manure for your indoor plant. After use them don't throw out,wash and direct use as a manure.Eggs shell r v good manure for rose and Marigold plant.

Why are my Marigolds dying?

Okay, so I bought them 48 hours ago and they're already wilty. :( I have them in pots with potting soil, and I water them (but not too much). One of the plants is very wilty. They stay in the sun all day and outside at night. Is it the cold nights? It can get down to about 50 at night... too much sun? Any other possibilities?

Why are my Marigolds dying?
You have not watered them enough. Water them until you see water draining from the pot hole. Then wait a while and water them again. Potting soil will not hold water as well as regular soil although it is nice and light and probably is better for the plant's root system. The sun has little to do with this problem. Marigolds like sun and are usually planted in the direct sun. Even with the possibility of the soil heating up during the day because of the pot itself, your problem still has to do with watering. I always give my newly planted annuals a good over watering, whether they be planted in the garden or in a pot.

As far as the shortening of the growing season, it depends on where you live. Up north, it is probably too late for marigold plants. Still though, I have seen potted marigolds sold right alongside mums for fall color.
Reply:They were my mother's favorite flower...HHMM nice memories. I think it is because the end of the season. I do not know where you live but I believe they are seasonal atleast from what I can rember..

Good luck
Reply:I am afraid you bought them too late. There growing season is over. They only last through the summer. I hope you didn't pay full price for them. When the temperature drops they start to die.
Reply:because everything u touch dies
Reply:Yes, it may be the end of the season, but these plants MUST stay outdoors, they are NOT indoor plants. They strive on heat, and survive the cold you discribe. They should last until the end of Sep to mid Oct.

Once outside, they do require a healthy watering, and it is kind of hard to over water them "OUTSIDE"!!!! Just so not flood them, ok?
Reply:try this cover the flowers with damp news papers at night before the sunset so the dew isnt too cold on them and remove the cover at dawn or when you get up watwer lightly at morning night watering causes molds and wilt
Reply:It's that time of year. Mine are fading also.
Reply:Sometimes when nurseries have plants they are not properly "hardened off." So when they are exposed to full sun they do not do well. I think they should last a little longer too. If you got them at Home Depot or Lowes, they should have a 1 year guarantee and if you bring them back w/ the reciept, dead/dying plants and pots if you still have them they will take them back.
Reply:Marigolds are annuals and tend to live only one growing season - spring/summer and then die - it is too late in the season to plant them.

shoe horns

Have to identify killer of the marigolds any clues plz help?

somethings is beheading them they are put aroung the edges of my gardens to protect from rabbit eating strawberries and other thing in garden .Whatever it is is teaing them up to. what bird , bug animal would do this? and how do I stop it thanks my exposed stawberry garden and I thank you hahaha

Have to identify killer of the marigolds any clues plz help?
it is most likely earwigs eating them. they will come out at night a chew off every last flower possible. get some earwig bait or get a small container- like a butter one- poke holes in the lid - bury the container in ground (by your marigolds) make it level with the ground. then pour some beer (3/4 full) in it and put lid back on. i know this sounds crazy but it works. the earwigs are attracted to beer they go in there and drown.
Reply:These are DEFINATELY cutworms here..

I grow marigolds around my vegetables..I have had this happen to me as well..lost alot of veggies as well...
Reply:awww im sorry but it is probably the rabbit that eats off your marigolds. I know marigolds are supposed to ward off rabbits and therefore it is kinda funny that this happens. I have the same problem in my garden. I usually spray the plants in soapy water (dishsoap or mild hand soap will do) and that seems to keep the rabbits from EATING the plants. Of course, you would have to do this after each rain. The rabbits will still be around. I have a small family nesting in the middle of my strawberries now that they are done. Unfortunately, the only definite way to get rid of them is to #1 get some traps and have them removed, #2 get out the shotgun, Hope this helps
Reply:probably earwigs, i went through the same thing...
Reply:Why don't you put bird netting over your strawberries, it will stop rabbits.Heat will kill marigolds or maybe it is the rabbits taking aliking to them?

When will my sunflowers & other flowers actually flower?

I planted "Midnight Sun" Sunflowers (from seed,Convolvulus seeds %26amp; Marigold Seed back in March,I live in KY so I planted these in containers in case of frost %26amp; when it got cold some nights I brought them in. So right now,my midnight sun sunflowers(have about 8 in a pot) are about 3 feet high and seem to be growing higher every day yet there are NO SIGNS of flowering, just the BIG GREEN STEMS %26amp; leaves.Then the convolvulus are about 2 ft. high-same thing just stems %26amp; green leaves,they both look very healthy but when wil the flowers start growing?Or even a sign of the flowers? Then the marigolds seem to be taking FOREVER. they are just a few inches high-green leaves-bo flowers yet although I planted them March 1st, I used Miracle-Gro soil which is supposed to help them grow better. Also a few other plants having problems-strawberries-bought 2 months ago in container-and transplanted to Miracle-Gro-bigger pot-they have not grown any bigger YET,what's up? They get sun %26amp; water every day

When will my sunflowers %26amp; other flowers actually flower?
i live here in KY also! ur plants won't flower till early to mid summer! they are heat loving plants so it will take those long warm summer nights to get em to flower! stawberries are usually cool spring time plants, give em time to get established and they will take off like a weed! mine already has "runners"......but it's been in the ground for quite some time now! give em time and u'll be rewarded for ur patience!
Reply:sunflowers will flower when they recieve enough sun--they need a certain number of hours of exposure to flower. I once had sunflowers in the full shade of a pecan tree that sprouted from birdseed! They flowered in October, but they did it!

Growing flower seeds in a balcony planter did i plant them right?

the planters are 5 1/2 inches deep and 6 inches wide ... and 3 feet long. I put some old potting soil with styrofoam bubbles (from old house plants) on the bottom for about 2 inches, then i put 1 inch of new potting soil above it and place a variety of snapdragon, bachelor buttons, marigolds, and a wild flower mix throughout the planters, and covered all seeds with another 1/2 to 1 inch of new soil and watered carefully untill completely saturated.

.... the question .....

I have about 2 1/2 + inches of space from the top edge of the planter to the soil inside... is this too deep? should the soil surface be closer to the top of the planter?

Growing flower seeds in a balcony planter did i plant them right?
That should be okay, as you want some room for water to stay when you are watering the planter. Also, that will give the plants some stability.

I need information on the following plants, the information I need is: Sun or shade or both, spacing,and?

other information continued water requirements, container or ground, colors available.



Sweet Potato Vine (BLACKIE), (Marguerite)




Dusty Miller





Pepper Golden Summer

Petunia (Blue Spread), ( Red Spread)



Tomato Beefmaster



Boston Fern


Double Impatiens- white,red,rose on white

I need information on the following plants, the information I need is: Sun or shade or both, spacing,and?
Checkout the site below, there are quite a few flowers on these pages and the basic sun, shade, growing requirements for each
Reply:These sound like mostly annuals. They will have planting instructions on th etag that comes w/them. From what I know, most of these plants like sun.
Reply:Most of those like lots of sun- Lantana, Dusty Miller, Pentas, Marigolds,Diathus, Salvia Tomatoes, Petunias- and they don't need a lot of water.

The guy ahead of me said they were annuals but here in Calif. A lot of them are perrenials.


When are daisies lavender hibiscus marigold and jasmine in season?

Spring... Plant any bulbs by november...

How is the central character Lizabeth of "Marigolds" by Eugenia W. Collier transformed through her conflict?

Lizabeth unleashes her fury on the marigolds, trampling them and uprooting them from the ground. As her rage and sadness runs its course, she looks up to see an equally devastated Miss Lottie standing over her...

It is at this moment that Lizabeth sees with the eyes of adulthood, with eyes of compassion, and she knows that the innocence of her childhood is gone forever.

How to Mail a Marigold?

My sister is moving to Utah from Alaska and is recieving Marigolds as a mother's day persent from her son. How can she transport them safely. Thank you in advance.

How to Mail a Marigold?
Is she taking them with her by car? plane? or is she going to mail them?

For mailing she will need to secure the root ball and dirt area with a bag. I would suggest the water saving crystals to be hydrated and added to the bag. Then rest the plant can be secured in the box with crumpled paper. Mail it such that the Post Office knows it is a plant and it will have a guaranteed arrival in Utah.

Before mailing you should check the laws regarding this marigold species. Can it leave Alaska? Is it legal to have in Utah? Both states have plant lists which are not permitted for taking from the wild as well as receiving from other states.


I would think you should be able to carry them on to the plane but it is best to check with TSA first. Just because a plant is legal in one state does not mean it is legal in another. This is how the noxious weeds lists were introduced. Plants don't always have a native predator in the new locale so the legality of transferring plants from one state to another is not based on buying the seeds in the store and planting them. Check with the seed catalogs. You will see many plants that can not be shipped to certain states. Hawaii and California have quite a list. Other states I see a lot are AZ, UT, ID, WA, and OR.

I have white fly and aphids on my heirloom tomatoes. I only want an organic solution. What can I do?

They are inter-planted with roses and okra and marigolds. The exposure is sunny south side of house. The inground sprinkler waters for 10 minutes every other day. I water in between if no rain. The ground is sandy loam and has excellent drainage.

I have white fly and aphids on my heirloom tomatoes. I only want an organic solution. What can I do?
Two things, first gently wash your plants in a light soap and water mixture, next, buy some lady bugs from your garden supplier, they will eat the aphids.
Reply:Great suggestions already, you can also try a mixture of crushed up garlic in water, and spray it on. Don't know why, but it works for me.
Reply:lady bugs are the best organic pesticides. and everyone likes them.
Reply:Try spraying with a soapy solution.
Reply:lady bugs
Reply:My uncle told me that you can spray the leaves with water and a little dishsoap, the bugs dont like it and it will wash right off when you want to eat the veggies. I used it on my roses this year and so far it seems to work.
Reply:Lady bugs, most nurserys sell them. They will have a feast and stay around until all nasties are gone. Good stuff.
Reply:Try spraying the plants with dishwashing liquid diluted with water. If you wash dishes by hand just use the same water that way you are recycling, adding nutrients, and killing those nasty little buggers all at the same time.
Reply:buy the hottest peppers you can find, put them in some cheese cloth and crush them. drop the cheese cloth into a pan of water and simmer the contents(slow boil) take the water(after cooling) and spray it on your plants, this also works pretty good at keeping cats%26amp; other pets out of the flowers.good luck

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Is my fish pregnant or sick?

I have a marigold platy (female) and a Swordtail (male). However, lately I have noticed that my platy has been acting strange. Instead of normal actions, she has been swimming vertically for the last day and has something pearly white on her bottom, under her tail. My male fish has been acting up too, and has been biting her constantly... I have them separated now, but is she sick or pregnant? She has had frys before, but she has never acted strangely like this before.

Is my fish pregnant or sick?
DO NOT add chemicals or salts to your tank. These will not cure swim bladder. Swimming vertically is a sign or a possiable sign of swim bladder, however it sounds a little more like she may be pregnant.

What does the white patch at her tail look like?

She could be pregnant with a swim bladder complication. Swimbladder is easily cured using crushed peas or greens of any kind. Feeding your fish these once a week is good for their digestion any way. Try feeding her a few greens and see if she clears up.

Also has her belly dropped?
Reply:the white thing on her bottom is the birth canal, she is pregnant and will be giving birth very soon! Report It


It sounds like she has a swim bladder infection, which is bacterial or fungal. Treat her right away with Fungus Guard by Jungle, Fungus Eliminator by Jungle, and some Dr. Wellfish aquarium salt.

It is serious and needs immediate attention. Another good remedy is Pimafix. To use these medications, it's best to remove the carbon from the filter during treatment. Follow the directions carefully, and take care of her immediately.
Reply:She might be pregnant, or the pearly white thing on her bottom is poo.
Reply:I think she is pregnat

What is eating my marigolds, it's leaving the roots and eating flower leaves, stems. help?

there is nothing left but roots.....

What is eating my marigolds, it's leaving the roots and eating flower leaves, stems. help?
this time of year, it could be voles...
Reply:Thank you. I learned something here. I had never heard of a vole before (and I am over 50)! We have had field mice, never voles. Thumbs up to you for this lesson! Report It

Reply:I think coltsfan is right. Rabbits.
Reply:Snails and slugs don't generally like marigolds. It could be a tomato worm if you have any planted near by.

If it is, try sprinkling small bits of human hair (from a recent hair cut of trim) around where the marigolds are. The hair will not only take care of slugs %26amp; snails, but will also repel most other things of that nature.
Reply:Where do you live? Do you have slugs? They are bad for eating flowers in that manner. You can get poison for them if that is your problem. Otherwise, it could be bugs. I suggest you ask at your local garden supply store. They could advise you on the best method to keep your marigolds safe.
Reply:Sounds like slugs or snails - look for the silvery trails!

Something is eating my marigolds down to the stems, any suggestions on what it could be and how to get rid of?

It would not be rabbits, marigolds are usually planted around a garden to deter them.

My best guess is a cutworm

"They love marigolds, tomatoes and all veggies plants. I usually find them sleeping inside my tomatoes. Very frustrating! They curl up if you handle them. They come out at night to feed and will eat your plant to the ground. They like to either sleep in the plant or in the dirt around the base of the plant. If you've got 1 you've got at least a few more!"

Look at these, first link is about them, second link is how to control them.

Good luck!

Something is eating my marigolds down to the stems, any suggestions on what it could be and how to get rid of?
It's bunnies. My mom had to run chicken wire around her flower beds. Looks lousy up close, but from the street, you can't see it.
Reply:Mom says "earwigs" and to spread some borax around the plant AND on the leaves.
Reply:Most likely it's deer.

It's easy to get rid of your marigolds, dig them up and throw them in the trash. Problem solved.
Reply:If its eating the leaves off and leaving the flowers, its earwigs.

If the whole stem and flower is gone, its probably deer. My rabbits don't eat marigolds. Fussy eaters, I guess.
Reply:Marigolds are the favourite food of the common garden snail and its cousin the slug.

Sprinkle crushed egg shells at the bottom of the plants, snails cannot cross the shells it absorbs their slime.

Or go out when it is dark with a torch and a bucket in which you have an inch of cooking salt. Pick the snails up and drop them into the salt. They disintegrate into a bubbly mass.

Try Snail and slug pellets if you do not have pets or small children.

Or put a large saucer of stale (or fresh) beer out. They are attracted to this liquid and drink themselves into a stupor and drown themselves.

Happy Hunting.
Reply:If there's nothing but a nub of a stem, suspect rabbits. If it's the leaves being munched, do you see holes? Try jar lids full of beer (as beer traps) or Bug-geta pellets for killing slugs.

I watered my marigolds with miracle grow and now they are dying . .Why?

You might have used a too highly concentrated solution. If it is not diluted properly, the salt content is to high and it will burn the plant.

I watered my marigolds with miracle grow and now they are dying . .Why?
Marigolds are annuals -once they are done flowering, they die. Is that the reason?
Reply:you should first make sure your plants have no insects at the may not be the miracle grow....although it can attract insects to the plant root
Reply:If you can toast a marigold you have a real brown thumb.
Reply:theres diferent types of miracle grow for different plants and application,,sorry but i think you used wrong one and fried your marigolds,,some recommend not getting too mutch on leaves ,,made for roots to draw up...
Reply:Hurricane's is a good answer. Also, miracle grow is "plant food". Your marigolds still need water.


What flowers are best in full sun?

We have a brickwalkway that we have dug flower beds on both sides of and I am wanting to plant some colorful flowers in the beds. I have already planted the mondo grass on the outside edge of the flower beds and thats looking pretty good, but I really need to find some flowers that are inexpensive and preferably colorful and fairly short that will be able to take the full sun. I bought marigolds but they have wilted. any suggestions???

What flowers are best in full sun?
petunias will do well or colored daisies
Reply:Water your marigolds.

Get some bearded iris to put up against the foundation of the house. Way back there right up with the house. They love it there. Good drainage.

Brown Eyed Susans are drought tolerant and self seeding. They will come back every year.

Also Peonies. Lovely flowers.

If you have room, get a Japanese Maple tree. They are wonderful and short.

Get a few evergreens so you have some color in the winter too. Holly is nice.
Reply:Black %26amp; white

With the mondo grass a white sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) This is a low-growing groundcover with honey-scented white flowers; highly attractive to beneficial insects; 6 by 8 inches. This little flower seeds itself back.

Black %26amp; gold

Mondo with Golden Creeping Charlie (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’) or Sedum 'Odon' or a bit taller and more colorful try Spiraea 'Magic Carpet' I might put two spireas then a ground cover of alyssum beside the mondo. The spirea have near red growing tips on gold foliage. Later they have pink flowers but the foliage fades into an even green-gold by then.

Petunia - Many modern varieties have little fragrance, but old-fashioned white or purple vining types release a strong lily-like fragrance at dusk; 1 by 1-3 feet. The old cultivars need pinching to keep in bloom.

Petunias for summer annuals that are easy to care for and colorful. Modern cultivars include:

Madness Series petunias or 'Purple Wave' (an All-America Selections winner) blooms all summer without being pinched back. Purple was the first color of the series, but now there is pink, lavender, lilac, and blue versions as well.

Easy Wave Series; they grow 8 to 10 inches tall and about 3 feet wide. But it's the new Tidal Wave Series that I like. Their 2" blooms just shrug off summer showers instead of folding up.

Hybrid Millifloras, a new class of dwarf petunias, forms mounds 6 to 8" high x wide, they need no pinching to keep blooming. Small flowers come in every color except yellow.

Supertunia and Surfinia Series. Used in beds, they grow practically flat (they're also wonderful cascaders when planted in containers). Both come in a full range of colors and never require pinching.
Reply:sun flowers!

good luck!
Reply:here are some flowers that are supposed to thrive in full sun.

Asters: These are annuals (annuals are flowers that complete their entire lifespan in one year). They flower late in the season.

Bachelor Buttons. These are labeled as annuals. But some come back year after year. They also thrive in even poor soil.

Poppy: This is a perennial (meaning they come back year after year). They bloom early in the spring.

Cosmos: These are also labeled as annuals, yet they reseed themselves. Reseeding means that they usually come back on their own. They also thrive in poor soil.

Hollyhocks: These are perennials. But hollyhocks usually will not bloom until the second year.

Lupines. These are perennials. They prefer rich soil.

Black-eyed Susan: This is a perennial. It blooms all summer.

Shasta daisy: This is a perennial. It blooms all summer.

Snapdragon: This is an annual. It has long colorful spikes that are called snaps. It flowers all summer.

Strawflower: This is an annual that gets especially tall, 24" to 36". Plus, the more sun it gets the brighter the colors get.

Sunflowers: These are annuals. The sunflower itself usually last up to 5 weeks. If you buy the autumn beauty variety it can withstand a lot of heat and even drought.

Zinnia: This is an annual.

Geraniums: These are annuals.

Full sun flowers are flowers that can thrive in eight or more hours of direct sunlight a day. You can check the tags that come with each flower to see what type of exposure it can handle.

After you picked out and planted your sun loving plants you still have some things to do.

Fertilizing: Most experts say you should do this every 6 to 8 weeks.

Watering: Strange as this may sound, daily watering isn't a good idea. Experts prefer you water less frequently. They just want you to water more heavily. Deeper watering less often helps the root system to grow stronger. Remember though, if you are getting a lot of rain, nature is handling that duty for you. Over-watering can be bad.

Mulching: This should be done right after planting your full sun flowers. You should have about a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch. Mulching helps keep the moisture within your soil, helps keeps weeds from growing and keeps the soil cooler.

Why would a gardener plant Marigolds around the edge of their vegetable garden?

According to the site listed below: "Some gardeners plant marigolds in their vegetable gardens to repel harmful insects. Studies have concluded they are not effective in reducing insect damage on vegetable crops. French types may be useful for root-knot nematode control in soil."

Why would a gardener plant Marigolds around the edge of their vegetable garden?
It keeps other pests out...
Reply:because they smell.

they keep everyone away from the garden so that no one can step in it and destroy the other plants and flowers without coming out and smelling like marigold.

kind of like a security alarm tag.

not really, but it does sound reasonable, no?
Reply:People I know have used them for protection against mosquitoes. I am not sure if it actually works, since I have not been able to garden for several years, however those who have told me have been in their garden around sunset when the mosquitoes are most active and I have yet so see any bite marks on them afterward.

Song : marigold (by foo fighters or nirvana)?

i've never heard this song.i just want to hear it, not to download it.can anyone give me a site where i can hear it online.

Song : marigold (by foo fighters or nirvana)?
its by Nirvana, its a good song

here's where you can find a sample and even download it but you'll have to register

Having recently found out that its perfectly acceptable for a guy to wear rubber gloves to do the dishes.....?

What i want to know now is.....whats the best way to stop them becoming smelly? i nornally find after a few months i have to replace them. also, whats the best kind to get? i go for marigold futara(the blue ones - there more masculine) should i just use the yellow kitchen ones or tesco's own? its sad a man talking like this!!!

Having recently found out that its perfectly acceptable for a guy to wear rubber gloves to do the dishes.....?
There's nothing wrong with talking about this. Gloves tend to require replacing anyway. One way of making them last longer, and to smell less, is to have them dry out inside out. The smell comes from enclosed spaces, limited airing. Easy to get the fingers out, just blow as you would blow a balloon.

Marigold is the best kind to get. colour is irrelevant, size and durability is.

Best of luck!
Reply:From the heat of the water your hands sweet and dead skin cells also come off, best to just throw them out, I would change them once a month to every two weeks depends on how much used.
Reply:Try talcum powder in them and leave them inside out once in a while...
Reply:only rubber you should wear is a slave mask.....bend over BITC*H!!
Reply:I wear rubber gloves to wash up too as I get a rash if I put my hands in the soapy water!

I think the above advise re airing/drying them is probably good if you can be bothered and are on a really tight budget.

Personally I just throw them out when they get smelly and start a new pair.

I use cheapish Asda or Tesco ones rather than the Marigold - the supermarket ones seem good enough to me.
Reply:You should replace them after a few months anyway. But in the mean time I turn mine inside out between uses so they dry more thoroughly.
Reply:Go to your nearest Wilkinsons store. They sell numerous types of rubber gloves at cheap prices. I usually buy packs from there which have quite a few gloves in them. I wouldn't worry over the colour. I don't know how you manage to get them smelly. I wash and dry my hands before I put mine on then I rinse the gloves well after each wearing, then dry them. If I have been doing a particularly dirty job I wash the gloves with soap and water (as for my hands) before removing them.
Reply:They are disposable. They don't last very long. You have to keep on buying new pairs. Unless you are really anal and dry them thoroughly inside and out after every use. I wear the blue ones too!
Reply:You have to change them more often than that anyway, its unhygienic
Reply:Leave them to dry inside out.

Also I can recommend the Marigold heavy duty gloves, they last longer and their black, much more bloke friendly!
Reply:how nice in touch with your feminine side....??????

i would just buy new ones you cheapo.

sounds like you need some lovely PINK ones if you ask me.
Reply:lol yes very sad

i tried em once hate the things

be a man

put your frock on and use your hands
Reply:did your boyfriend tell you that?

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Can I grow marigolds from seeds indoors? Will I need special grow lights?

you can grow them inside and no you don't need special grow lights... a bright windowsill is the best place to grow them ...

Does anyone know in what theatres the movie "Marigold" starring Salman Khan is going to play?

I want to watch to watch this movie to see if an American girl like Ali will fit in a Bollywood film. The movie looks pretty decent.

But I want to find out what theatres it is going to play in?

Does anyone know in what theatres the movie "Marigold" starring Salman Khan is going to play?
MARIGOLD is releasing on 12th of august 2007.


Mystical uses for Marigold?


Latin: Chrysanthemum segetum

Other names: Corn Marigold, Mary Gowles, Bigold, Buddle, Boodle, Ruddles, Yellow Ox-eye.

Traditional Medicinal Uses: As a treatment for night sweats, fever, spasms, contusions, wounds, simple sores and ulcers, chronic vomiting, suppurative discharges and drainings, burns, and all breaches of the skin surface.

Traditional Magical Uses and Associations: The herb was used to make protective wreaths or magical hoops. Marigold is one of the herbs believed to strip a witch of her will.

Other Uses and Associations: Milkmaids churned marigold petals with their butter to colour it.

Tested Properties: Astringent, Aromatic.

Mystical uses for Marigold?
It has been cultivated in the kitchen garden for the flowers, which are dried for broth, and said to comfort the heart and spirits.

Medicinal Action and Uses---Marigold is chiefly used as a local remedy. Its action is stimulant and diaphoretic. Given internally, it assists local action and prevents suppuration. The infusion of 1 ounce to a pint of boiling water is given internally, in doses of a tablespoonful, and externally as a local application. It is useful in chronic ulcer, varicose veins, etc. Was considered formerly to have much value as an aperient and detergent in visceral obstructions and jaundice.

It has been asserted that a Marigold flower, rubbed on the affected part, is an admirable remedy for the pain and swelling caused by the sting of a wasp or bee. A lotion made from the flowers is most useful for sprains and wounds, and a water distilled from them is good for inflamed and sore eyes.

An infusion of the freshly-gathered flowers is employed in fevers, as it gently promotes perspiration and throws out any eruption - a decoction of the flowers is much in use in country districts to bring out smallpox and measles, in the same manner as Saffron. Marigold flowers are in demand for children's ailments.

The leaves when chewed at first communicate a viscid sweetness, followed by a strong penetrating taste, of a saline nature. The expressed juice, which contains the greater part of this pungent matter, has been given in cases of costiveness and proved very efficacious. Snuffed up the nose it excites sneezing and a discharge of mucous from the head.

The leaves, eaten as a salad, have been considered useful in the scrofula of children, and the acrid qualities of the plant have caused it to be recommended as an extirpator of warts.

A yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower, by boiling.
Reply:shove em up your a hole to cure piles.
Reply:Latin name(s) - Calendula officinalis, Catha officinalis

aka - garden marigold, holigold, Mary bud, Marygold, golds, Solis sponsa, Occulus Christi, pot marigold, Calendula

Family - Asteraceae / Compositae

Parts used - Petals, flowers

Purported actions - antiseptic, antifungal, diaphoretic, stimulant

Methods of use - Infusion, distilled water, lotion.

Origins - Calendula is a native of Southern Europe, but has become naturalised throughout temperate regions of the world. Many cultivated varieties actually come from completely different genera and should not be confused with Calendula officinalis.

Description - Calendula officinalis is an annual and has pale green, long and hairy leaves, with bright yellow or orange flowers which flower for a long growing period: June to October. The petals have a spicy flavour and the leaves a bitter aftertaste. It grows to a height of 30 - 60 cms. All parts are highly scented and therefore attractive to bees and hover flies, which enjoy eating the aphids! The plant is a good weather predictor! The flowers close when rain is coming.

Attributed medicinal qualities - Calendula officinalis has many uses. The main one today is in reducing inflammation, bee and wasp stings have been treated by rubbing the fresh flower on the affected area, and wound healing as it is an antiseptic and improves blood flow to the affected area. But it has also been shown to help with skin problems from ulceration to eczema when used as a salve. It has treated stomach ulcers, stomach cramp, colitis and diarrhoea when infused. Fever, boils, abcesses and to prevent persistent vomiting when infused. Bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, boils in a salve or dilute tincture. And it has been used to treat athletes foot, ringworm and candida, acne and nappy rash, menstrual and menopause symptoms, by infusion along with alleviating the effects of radiation therapy, varicose veins, when used in a compress.

Calendula should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation. Very occaisionally it may cause an allergic reaction so always do a skin patch test if you have not used it before. Calendula officinalis has been shown to have a high concentration of flavoniods - chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body.

History - The name Calendula stems from the Latin kalendae, meaning first day of the month, presumably because pot marigolds are in bloom at the start of most months of the year as the Latin word Calendulae means "throughout the months". Although the old Saxon name "'ymbglidegold', means 'it turns with the sun'. They were also called Mary buds and associated with the Virgin Mary.

In the middle ages Marigolds symbolised jealousy. In the past, Calendula officinalis was used to colour cheese yellow (rather that than some of the chemicals used today!) It was called "poor man's saffron". In the 12th century, Macer concluded that there would be an improvement in your eyesight just by looking at the plant. It was used as a treatment for smallpox and measles, in fact so much was grown in the Soviet Union that it became known as Russian penicillin.

The religious sect The Shakers in America believed they were an effective cure for gangrene.

Cultivation - Calendula officinalis is easy to grow and seeds can be sown in the late spring and early summer months. They prefer a sunny position and need a lot of water during dry spells but otherwise can be pretty much left to look after themselves and they self-seed easily. Marigolds are good companion plants to tomatoes as its pungent smell acts as a deterrent to some pests, particularly eelworms.

Harvesting, preparation and storage - The marigold is a common garden plant. Harvest the flower tops or just the petals when the flowers are open between June and September. They should be picked very carefully and can be used fresh or dry, but ensure there is no bruising or discoloration.

Culinary Uses -The petals, with their slight aromatic bitterness can be used in fish and meat soups, rice dishes, salads, and as a colouring for cheese and butter.

The whole flower was used as a garnish in medieval times. And chopped fresh marigold flowers can be scattered over rice and salad dishes and even used in sweet dishes like custard or baked puddings. They can also be used as an alternative to saffron.

Recipe for Marigold Wine

Magical Uses - Their magical attributes include prophesy, legal matters, psychic energy, seeing magical creatures, love, clairvoyance, dreams, business or legal affairs, attraction and renewing personal energy. A fresh Marigold flower can be worn to court for a favorable outcome of a trial. If you place Marigold in your mattress, you will have prophetic dreams... and if you place it under your mattress it will make whatever you dream come true.

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Other Uses

* Yellow dye can be extracted from the flower, by boiling.

* It's a good companion plant as it discourages pests in the garden.

* In Asia they are mainly used to make garlands and for adorning buildings and statues of spiritual significance

* They have also been used to make face and hand cream.

* An infusion of the petals can be used as a rinse to lighten and brighten hair.


Culpeper - "Marigolds are very expulsive and little less effective in small-pox and measles than saffron."

William Turner - "Summe use to make theyr here yellow with the floure of the herbe, not being content with the naturall colour which God hath given them."
Reply:This Marigold herb has powers of protection, prophetic dreams or can help with psychic powers. Marigold blooms symbolize the Goddess can be part of the altar decoration for any Goddess ritual. To bless the souls of the departed, plant Marigold on the grave.

It is also an herb of purification and is often cast around the ritual circles. Marigolds picked at noon when the sun is hottest will bring strength and comfort to the heart. Garlands made from this bloom hung on doors posts will deter evil from entering your home whilst sprinkling the petals under your bed will protect you whilst you sleep and give your prophetic dreams.

To win the respect and admiration of others, add to your bath. With legal matters, either carry the bloom or use in the making of a success amulet or sachet. Supposedly, touching the petals with your bare foot will allow you to understand the language of the birds. The herb was used to make protective wreaths or magical hoops. Marigold is one of the herbs believed to strip a witch of her will.
Reply:Marigold was widely used in the field hospitals during the American Civil war. It was said to heal wounds quickly.

Latin: Chrysanthemum segetum

Other names: Corn Marigold, Mary Gowles, Bigold, Buddle, Boodle, Ruddles, Yellow Ox-eye.

Traditional Medicinal Uses: As a treatment for night sweats, fever, spasms, contusions, wounds, simple sores and ulcers, chronic vomiting, suppurative discharges and drainings, burns, and all breaches of the skin surface.

Traditional Magical Uses and Associations: The herb was used to make protective wreaths or magical hoops. Marigold is one of the herbs believed to strip a witch of her will.

Other Uses and Associations: Milkmaids churned marigold petals with their butter to colour it.

Tested Properties: Astringent, Aromatic.


magickal correspondences and uses:

Western element: fire

Magickal uses: Use for magick related to consecration, inner vision, love, peace, and truthfulness.

Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.

ritual uses:

Ritual uses: Plant marigold to bring joy to the dead (including your dead relatives, family, and friends). Use in beverages for fire rituals, solar festials, or summerland (death) rituals.

deities associated with marigold:

Mary (Christian Goddess)

Xochiquetzal (Aztec Goddess)

health care uses:

External skin care: Marigold in Great Skin Firming Night Cream: “Works by increasing your skin’s vitality and sealing in moisture. With collagen to restore elasticity and Vitamin E for healing. Deeply penetrates to prevent excess dryness. With sesame oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, squalene, kakui nut oil, aloe vera, Vitamin E, lemon balm, comfrey, sage, marigold, marsh mallow, teaberry, jasmine, cucumber, Vitamin A, and Vitmin D. Firming night cream is a heavy moisturizer that deeply penetrates the skin and will prevent excess dryness. This therapeutic vitamin and moisturizing treatment increases the skin’s vitality and seals in the moisture, augmenting skin’s resilience. Contains collagen which restores elasticity, and vitamin E which helps in healing the skin. Nourishes the skin as it firms. Apply before bedtime after cleansing and toning.” Great Skin Firming Night Cream

Why are my petunias and marigolds dying?

I planted red, white and blue petunias and yellow marigolds (in the shape of a ribbon). However they arent doing too well. I water them with miracle grow and pinch off the dead flowers. My marigolds are now turning brown...and petunias arent looking so hot either. However the petunias I planted in a planter on my back patio are very healthy as you can see in the pic. An suggestions???

first pic is of my marigolds the day I planted them

next is a pic of the petunias and marigolds the day of planting

and the last is my petunias from my back patio

Why are my petunias and marigolds dying?
three times a week is too much water... period! once a week is enough. they don't need fertilizer really either, but once during the growing season! sounds like ur killing them with too much love! cut back the water!
Reply:I love the formation! What a great idea! Marigolds are susceptible to botrytis blight, especially in very wet conditions. Look for a grey mold on the flowers and leaves. If this is present remove the blooms/ leaves at once. This will cause them to turn brown. Perhaps you are watering too much? The petunias could be suffering a little root rot. Is the soil well drained? When do you fertilize? Fertilizer can burn in the sun and effect the flowers, I fertilize at night before bed to give it time to settle in before sunrise. Hope this helps, good luck . :)
Reply:this could be one of many things. too much nitrogen (miracle gro), too much water. one thing is did you water in the daytime when the sun is hot? if so the combination on the miracle gro and the sun on the leaves will burn them up.
Reply:Pictures of the sick plants might be helpful.

I can't tell what kind of dirt you have those planted in. Did you mix compost with the existing dirt 1 to 1?

I wonder if the marigolds were already root-bound when you planted them....that would cause them to look crappy later.

How long ago did you plant them?

The dirt in that spot may have gotten contaminated in the past with herbicides or something used when the house was built..

If both the petunias and the marigolds are doing badly, I suspect your dirt is the problem. If it's just bad soil add compost. If you think it might be contaminated, remove the dirt and add in new topsoil, or put a whisky barrel in that spot and put your ribbon planting inside that.

Is that area really shady? If it's not getting much sun, that could be your problem too. Then you could replace the marigolds with impatiens, yellow allyssum, or yellow nasturtiums. FYI nasturtiums hate to be transplanted, so plant those where you want them.

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The planting looks great. Good luck!
Reply:It has been pretty hot. Did you maybe forget to water one day? Or maybe you watered too much. I could have told you more with a close up of the wilted plant. If they have been kept evenly moist, and I see you have a mulch around them which should help, it may just be too much water and they are not draining properly.

The petunias only last a day or two and you need to pick off the limp ones so that new ones can appear. Or if it is the lack of watering, just try to keep them watered, and shaded a little if the sun is too hot for them, you can put news paper over them during the hot afternoons and remove it at night, try this for a couple of days.

Have you ever grown in this soil before? It could be too sandy which would make the water drain too fast, or too much clay could make it stay too wet. If the marigolds are brown now, were they yellow colored leaves before? That would mean they were too wet, and started to rot.

If water does not fix it you may have to ad some soil conditioners, talk to a garden expert. You could try this next year, ad lime and peat moss if it it needs to hold more water.

Ad lime and sand if is not draining well. If you have not grown there before ad potting or top soil too. Hope it resolves for you they look very nice in the pictures.
Reply:They aren't dying, each bloom only lasts a few days.

Pinch the old ones off to create new.

After a bloom is finished, it starts making seeds.

You don't want your plants to spend their energy making seeds, you want blooms.

So the more you pinch, the better they will look in the near future.
Reply:You only need to feed them once every 2 weeks. Use miracle grow and epsoms salts (1 tablespoon of each per gallon of water). They do best in full sun. Continue deadheading them as usual. Water every other day either in the morning or late evening.

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