Create a Marigold Container Garden

This adorable container garden project features bright marigolds arranged in a delightful fish shape.

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

African Marigolds Planted in Shape of Goldfish

African marigolds are planted in the shape of a goldfish with background of alyssum for a fun floral pattern.

Outline Shape of Goldfish with Sand in Moist Soil

Use sand to outline the shape of a fish in a large container of moist soil.

Sow Marigold Seeds Within Goldfish Shape

Sow marigold seeds within the goldfish shape. Cover seeds lightly by gently patting with a strainer.

Sprinkle Alyssum Seeds Outside of Goldfish Shape

Sprinkle alyssum seeds outside of the goldfish shape and gently work them into the soil.

Water Plants Regularly During Dry Weather

Water plants regularly, especially during dry weather.

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