Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Marigold, the Versatile Flower
I have planted marigolds at the edge of my vegetable patch. Many of the destructive insects are attracted by the bright flowers and leave my vegetables alone. Marigold is used for making beauty preparations too.
The French Marigolds are great favourites of butterflies. This Common Jay which usually flies high among the trees, was very hungry after the night- long rain.
Marigold blossoms are woven into garlands, which are used to decorate the doorway of a bride's home on the eve of her wedding.
This decorated entrance has used coconut leaves, banana plants and marigold flowers . It signifies happiness and welcome.