By Cynthia Kling, The Wall Street Journal
Not even good taste, it might seem, can rescue certain tools for the sophisticated gardener. Plastic pots. Impatiens. Perhaps, above all, the lowly marigold.
It can appear fake — splashy and eager to please, with nothing to say — until you get a snoot full of its garbagey spice smell. Certainly anyone who studied garden design in the last 50 years learned to avoid the marigold like the plague. It was considered too easy to grow, too common. Something to stick in a gas-station island in a mindless effort to enhance curb appeal.
Well, not so fast.
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