Hello, and welcome to da garden, eh!
I've been planting marigolds in with my tomato plants for years now. They're supposed to help with bug control. I don't know if it actually works or not, but I do it anyway because it might work. Normally, the marigold plants don't get very big, but this year I started some plants that are supposed to get a bit larger. These plants have grown really tall as compared to the plants I normally grow. I'm planning on saving seeds from these plants for next year once the flowers are done, these are just really nice plants.
Here's a look at the front of the greenhouse from the outside. Most of the red that you see is the flowers. The marigold plants have pretty much filled the space at the bottom of the "windows".
These are the marigolds on the west end of the greenhouse. These plants got really tall for some reason.
Here's a look at them from inside the greenhouse. They're as tall as the tomato plant.
The marigolds that were planted in with the tomato plants in the raised bed have not grown as tall, but they're still really nice right now.
As you can see, I have several varieties of flower colors.
Just for fun this year, we decided to plant a wildflower patch in the small side yard garden plot. We mixed some poppy seeds in with the other wildflower seeds just to see what would happen. The patch has been blooming for about 3 weeks now with a mix of different flowers.
There's a lot of grass in the plot now, but the flowers seem to be doing just fine.
I haven't planted many other flowers around the yard because the local deer will eat most of the flowers that people might plant around here. Normally, the deer won't eat marigolds, but this year they ate the blooms off the marigolds that were in a pot by the front porch. I'm going to have to do some research on deer resistant flowers for next year's garden.
Well, that's all I have for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!