How to Make Fun Garden Shapes With Marigolds
Learn how to grow marigold plants in fun shapes with this step-by-step gardening guide.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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As one of the quickest- and easiest-to-grow flowers, marigolds are great for creating colorful containers. In this project, African marigolds have been grown with a smaller bedding plant, alyssum, to make a fun floral pattern. This project takes seven weeks to complete.
1. Draw a Shape in the Soil
Mark out the outline of the shape of a goldfish in a large prepared container. Use sand to "draw" the shape on moist soil.
2. Plant the Marigold Seeds
Sow the marigold seeds 2 inches (5 cm) apart within the fish shape. Cover the seeds lightly with soil by gently patting a strainer full of soil over them.
3. Plant the Alyssum Seeds
Sprinkle the alyssum seeds outside the fish shape. Gently rake them into the soil. Water gently so as not to disturb the shape made by the seeds.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
To grace an outdoor setting, a table or even an office, create a pond-in-a-pot with these simple step-by-step instructions.