It is not true that marigold will deter critters away. I am telling you, I have planted marigold as border around my little garden, and still found critters of all sort coming to visit. I have seen birds hiding among the flowers trying to find something to eat, squirrels digging holes, and wings friend like this white butterfly loving marigold.
Closer to Butterfly
She was a great teaser! Flickering around as us blinking our eyes every second, but she did stop for a little nectar, and I got my snaps! They are not at all what I had hope to get, but still beautiful for what I could do. I am grateful for the opportunity to say the least.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.~~~Confucius~~~