A garden in an arctic country takes a long time to bloom, but at last it will happen. These days even the marigold, the calendulas, have started to bloom. And they look very good. I know from Wikipedia that these flowers are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean. In my place they don’t grow in the wild. I have to put new seeds every spring, and wait. As you maybe know, marigolds are not only pretty, they are edible too. There are a few more in my photo galleries.