As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
'May Flower Challenge'... I love Marigolds.
Every garden should have them everywhere. Because annual Marigolds can be used anywhere to deter Mexican bean beetles, squash bugs, thrips, tomato hornworms, and whiteflies. They are also known to repel harmful root knot nematodes (soil dwelling microscopic white worms) that attack tomatoes, potatoes, roses, and strawberries. The root of the Marigold produces a chemical that kills nematodes as they enter the soil. If a whole area is infested, at the end of the season, turn the Marigolds under so the roots will decay in the soil. You can safely plant there again the following spring. [source]
Tonight I was playing with some Silver Efex Pro filters. I seem to like this one a lot. I use it often. Next week I’m going to take a break from the Lensaby Lens. Yay!