Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Flower of the Month: Calendula

Photo Credit: Bows and Arrows
Calendula is the birth flower of those born in October.

The meaning of Calendula is grief, sorrow or sympathy.

The Calendula is also commonly called Marigold or  "Mary's God" by early Christians.

The Calendula is easily grown making it affordable for the Bride who has the patience to grow their own wedding flowers. It is avaiable in shades of orange and yellow which makes for the perfect fall wedding flower!

Photo Credit: Bows and Arrows
 Calendula leaves are edible and are used for seasoning and coloring of  food by some and as a healing medicine by others.

Photo Credit: Adventures of a Whole Wheat Pastafarian

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