In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”
This week the WordPress weekly photo challenge invited us to photograph a stationary subject from different angles, for example from above, from below, from the left and from the right. As I browsed my camera shots I realized that, though I often take multiple photos of a subject, my variations are usually subtle–aiming to display a variety of angles was to be an interesting exercise.
This evening I went out back and took some pictures of maturing wild ‘corn’ stalks and thistles–unfortunately I wasn’t very pleased with the results. I sauntered over to the vegetable garden to do my daily look around and selective watering. While there, I realized that a particular patch of French Marigolds has become quite bushy. As I have been harvesting vegetables and removing their remnants for the compost bin, the Marigolds have been blazing strong. Here are a few shots taken from different angles:
French marigolds — Tagetes Patula
Why Marigolds in a Vegetable Garden?
French marigolds, the flowers shown in my gallery, are thought to be the most effective kind of marigold for a vegetable garden. (Hawthorn Farm seed packet and SFGate Homeguide.)
Marigolds add colour and beauty to a vegetable garden, and have other roles as well. They are planted as helpful companions to attract beneficial hoverflies and repel pests. For example, it is thought that marigolds repel cabbage worms from cruciferous crops and that their root secretions kill harmful nematodes (microscopic root worms). For their nematode killing properties they are often planted near tomato plants.