The birth flower for October…

is the Pot Marigold, and since my birthday was yesterday that’s perhaps why it’s my favourite flower.  It is an emblem of constancy in affection, and of sympathy in joy and sorrow.  The Latin name Calendula reflects the fact that it can be found in bloom nearly every month of the year.

These four Flighty’s favourites were photographed on Friday morning.

Yesterday was damp, dull and windy so I had a quiet, relaxing day indoors mostly spent  armchair gardening or sofa flying.

Take care, and have a good week!

About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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32 Responses to The birth flower for October…

  1. Andy Randall says:

    Hope you had a good birthday. Very interesting info and lovely pictures, thank you.x

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  2. gertieanne says:

    Happy Birthday for yesterday Flighty x

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  3. menhir1 says:

    Greetings! Super way to celebrate your birthday right through till Winter, or maybe longer.

    M XXXX

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  4. CJ says:

    Happy birthday for yesterday. I had no idea that was why they’re called calendulas, how lovely. They are my birth flower too. Hope you have a good day with a bit of sunshine. CJ xx

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  5. Oh happy birthday for yesterday, hope you had a wonderful day. Lovely marigolds xxx

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  6. Liz says:

    Happy birthday! “Flighty’s Favourites” are rightly named!

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  7. Daisy Debs says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and don’t forget to wear your parachute when sofa flying ! 🙂 x

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  8. Happy Birthday and what a lovely cheerful flower to be associated with! Xx

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  9. Doris Potter says:

    A belated happy birthday Flighty! 🙂

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  10. Belated Happy Birthday Wishes from me too 🙂

    Enjoy the new week.

    All the best Jan

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  11. snowbird says:

    Happy belated birthday Mr F, I hope you had a good one. Your marigolds are lovely, especially the peach one. I enjoyed the myths and legends re the marigold, so interesting. xxx

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  12. Chloris says:

    Happy birthday Mike. Lovely marigolds.

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  13. nikkipolani says:

    Ah — what a nice pairing of flower and birth month. I like the variety in the whole marigold family and yours show lots to like.

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  14. Jo says:

    Wishing you a happy belated birthday. It’s nice to see that a good selection of your favourite flowers were blooming away on the big day.

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  15. Yes, hope you enjoyed a very Happy Birthday! There’s plenty of stored sunshine in those cheerful marigolds.

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  16. Jade says:

    Happy belated birthday Flighty! Wish you good health and happy everyday, just like those happy-looking marigolds!

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