I'm afraid these will be the last of the calendula from my garden this year. Yesterday they were buds which were not quite open, but almost. I decided to cut them and stick them in a cup of water.
Today they opened up beautifully - only to be tied together and hung upside down to dry out, I'm afraid.
There are a few more tight, green buds still on my plants, but I think that with nights set to dip into the 20's before the week is out, my calendula is probably done for.
My mere handful of plants really produced a bounty this year. I grew them from seeds which I had saved from the year before.
I'm already looking forward to next year's garden.