Last year, when we were in Oregon, we stopped at a garden in Lincoln City. The name escapes me at this exact moment and I am too lazy to go and look it up, but it was right in the middle of a neighborhood and it was absolutely lovely. They also had seed packets for sale from their specimens.
Even though I already had a nice crop of marigolds, I purchased some seeds from them and sprinkled them around this spring. Initially I wasn't sure about them because they didn't produce many flowers. But since October hit, they have taken off and really put on a great end of fall show.
I love how they are all different shades of orange, AND that they are so tall with very long stems.
Perfect for cutting a big bunch, bringing into the house, and setting on the table in the middle of the pumpkins.
Angie was a marigold lover, through and through. I like to think of her sitting on a chair in my back yard looking at these. For sure she would want to deadhead them and have seeds to pass around. Mary Ann and Dottie - I will be sending you both some of these for sure. Plant them in the early spring, in the sun, and be patient.