Marigolds and Día de los Muertos

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Nothing says Fall like a bed of beautiful orange and yellow marigolds. We try to plant them every fall in front of the Alameda Store for a show- stopping pop of color. By now the grower is usually out of them for the season, but this year we still have them in stock for you to plant.  Marigolds also represent a Mexican holiday dating back hundreds of years. Día de los Muertos is also known as “Day of the Dead”. It is a Mexican Holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, particularly the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Traditionally, families honor the deceased by visiting their graves with sugar skulls, marigolds, and their favorite food and beverages. Whether you are honoring your loved ones, or just adding that wonderful look of Fall to the yard, remember marigolds are very easy to grow and love our Fall temperatures. Plant all your Fall annuals now while we still have the day lengths to get them established. They will reward you with beautiful color all Fall and Winter.


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