The Fall season has officially begun in Texas.
rich, deep tones and textures of autumn!
A glimpse of the #TEXAS grown beauties from our friends at Arnosky Family Farm
While creating fun fall designs for you, we are also working on our #diadelosmuertos altar for the shop.
Why are MARIGOLDS significant during the month of October?
Marigolds are an important Day of the Dead symbol. These yellow flowers are a symbol of death, referred to as the “flower of the dead”. In Spanish, they are known as cempazuchitl, cempasuchil or zempasuchitl. You’ll see marigolds sprinkled on Day of the Dead altars and also on graves, as shown below:
Photo credit: Eneas de Troya
Marigolds are also fashioned into elaborate arches for display on altars and graves. In some villages, people leave a trail of marigolds from their front door to their loved one’s grave, so that the deceased may easily find their way back home again. The attractive scent of the marigold is said to draw them back to earth for the yearly Dia de los Muertos reunion. “
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