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Post  markqz on 9/7/2019, 2:20 pm

Hello,

I was thinking of making a 2 x 8 SFG for the front yard, with flowers in the front row and vegetables in the back. I was thinking of marigolds because they seem to flower for a long time and they self-seed. Would this be a workable plan, and/or are their other flower choices?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/7/2019, 2:49 pm

I love marigolds!  I order these because they are taller, more open and airy than most. They are not compact like others, though.  I also really like nasturtiums, they are pretty and the leaves and blooms are edible!  I think marigold blooms are too.  I start these from seed every year.  I also really like Zinnias.  All pretty fool-proof.  Zinnias like to be deadheaded to preserve blooming (I am a lazy gardener!)


https://www.google.com/search?q=cottage+red+marigolds&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

https://www.google.com/search?q=nasturtiums+jewel+mix&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

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Post  markqz on 9/7/2019, 3:13 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:I also really like nasturtiums, they are pretty and the leaves and blooms are edible!

I like nasturtiums too, but it seems like they will just stop growing and dry up. I don't know if that's because the weather got too hot, I failed to water enough, or lack of fertilizer.
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Post  trolleydriver on 9/7/2019, 3:31 pm

@markqz wrote:Hello,

I was thinking of making a 2 x 8 SFG for the front yard, with flowers in the front row and vegetables in the back. I was thinking of marigolds because they seem to flower for a long time and they self-seed. Would this be a workable plan, and/or are their other flower choices?

Thanks!
Mark
We grew marigolds in a small bed in our front yard. They were packed in, bushy, and colourful oranges/yellows.  Someone walking down the street stopped and asked me what kind of bush it was growing in that bed. They said it was beautiful. They were surprised when I told them it was marigolds.

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Post  yolos on 9/7/2019, 5:12 pm

@markqz wrote:Hello,

I was thinking of making a 2 x 8 SFG for the front yard, with flowers in the front row and vegetables in the back. I was thinking of marigolds because they seem to flower for a long time and they self-seed. Would this be a workable plan, and/or are their other flower choices?

Thanks!
Mark
Be careful what you put in the front row and what you put in the back row.  One might shade out the other.  Here is a border of marigolds I grew one year.  I think they were dwarf french marigolds but they grew fairly large.  
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Post  markqz on 9/7/2019, 5:39 pm

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Be careful what you put in the front row and what you put in the back row.  One might shade out the other.  Here is a border of marigolds I grew one year.  I think they were dwarf french marigolds but they grew fairly large.  

Those are beautiful. If I had marigolds that grew like that, I wouldn't worry about what they were shading. Very Happy
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Post  trolleydriver on 9/7/2019, 6:32 pm

In a front yard bed and in an SFG bed.

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Post  sanderson on 9/11/2019, 3:23 am

A sun and heat hardy flower is the vinca.  I always planted them in an area that only received morning sun.  This summer, a nursery owner told me that they like all day sun.  He's right. September 19 in the blasting heat. I'll try some pink ones next summer. Marigold and other flower choices Vincas10

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