Monday 10 December 2012


The common marigold, Calendula officinalis, is a common garden flower the world over. The name "calendula" is from the Latin calendae, the first day of each month, as it was believed that marigolds bloomed somewhere in every month of the year.  It symbolises cruelty in love, grief and pain. A bouquet of marigolds and poppies signifies lightened cares and sympathy.  Mixed with other flowers, the marigold imparts the meaning “life is made up of joys and sorrows”. As is the case with many other yellow/orange flowers, the plant is under the dominion of the sun, thus being considered lucky to bring it indoors.

This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.


  1. I love marigolds and from now on will remember to mix them with other flowers! Such a brilliantly orange photo! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday!


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