To tell story beyond germinating, fertilizing, harvesting and watering is somewhat tale in nature. But I really have to share this. Just a simple marigold and its connection with the surroundings. Marigolds here grow so tall and bushy that the weight pull the plant down, almost resting on the ground. But the shoots respond well, after the initial bending, they shoot straight towards the sky. The leaves are low, brushing against the grass. The smell of marigolds must have have travel far, that every night snails will crawl and sniff around for the lovely leaves. Whenever I walk around the plant at night, there is always that familiar breaking sound under my sandals. I know some snails fail in their mission.
Marigold, big and bushy succumb to the test of wind,
and stay that way for a month. Shoots as always turn
towards the sky.
marigold still flowering. snails crawl up from the fallen branches
and munch leaves. from past experience they really love
young marigolds, and clean the whole plant the same night.
Old marigold as in the picture is too much for them.
I am sure they make nightly return
for a lovely snack.
For a month in that position, the shoots are fully bentto point towards the sky.