French Marigold. Photo: Wikipedia.

Why Marigold Flower is the Secret Ingredient

Regia Marinho
5 min readAug 20, 2021


In search of an orange flower…

She went to the beachside, found jellyfish, hot weather, created many drawings, writings, and had a backyard renovation.

The Marigold flower is telling you to share the beauty you have inside of you with the world.

Summer is almost over.

When she was a little kid, her mom would start saying that in July.

The real world keeps moving forward and this maybe is a great time to make a contribution with her creativity, find an online connection and explore more of the neighborhood, when possible.

But the weather didn’t help, it’s like she can not even take a walk around. The sun is very intense as shows her 100+ bpm in her Fitbit…

The ability to create is a rare privilege, and it’s not to be ignored.

So, it’s more a time for drawing, read and write.

But it’s almost time for going back to school.

She was looking for a Marigold flower because she read about the flower and decide to find one to bring to her new teacher on the first day of school.

What’s a Marigold flower?

Marigolds symbolize positive emotions and energy…in modern western culture.

We connect the flower's yellow, orange, and red hues with the warmth of the sun, happiness, optimism, and good luck.

Also, marigolds sometimes are associate darker emotions such as jealousy, despair, and mourning.

Marigold is associate with a color name. It is unknown when marigold was first used as a color.

The species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall.

Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors, often with a pop of maroon.

They tend to be planted as annuals.

Depending on the species, they grow well in almost any sort of soil. Most selections grow best in soil with good drainage, and some are known to have good tolerance to drought.



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.