Apr 20, 2012

forget-me-not...


forget-me-nots...

the simple flower,
with the MOST ENDEARING name...


several visitors to my garden
have been surprised,
that I allow forget-me-nots to grow...

aren't they a WEED?


yes they are prolific,
untamed,
  hard to control...


but a garden is from the heart...


when I see forget-me-nots..

I see meadows,
lazy days,
filtered sunshine,
picnics,
ROMANCE...


nosegays to be gathered...


and given to a lover...

the message is simple
heart in hand...

FORGET-ME-NOT?


pressed gently,


Treasured...

Today I am joining...
and

Take time to smell the flowers...

28 comments:

Gayle said...

I let them grow too. I adore them, they are such a sweet flower. In summer I pull them up shaking them scattering the seeds for the following spring. (Or at least that is what I hope!)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Gayle

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bella, They are very sweet. Quite a number of the flowers I 'allow' are quite invasive - but I just love them,
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your's are so pretty!i had some in my garden in our last house, but they spread like crazy...do yours do that too? would love to know...xoox, tracie

Custom Comforts said...

Bella - your forget-me-nots are so pretty and I've never seen them in pink. I dread them since they reseed everywhere, but yours are just delightful and your pictures are sweetly beautiful.
Cindy

Bella said...

Yes Tracie... they are aggressive reseeders. I pull them out right when they fade, then I seem to have the right amount replanted for the next season. I think they make great filler until the other summer plants fill in...
Bella

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I feel the same way about allysum. Most people think it is too aggressive but I love the scent and the way it fills in empty spaces in the garden. It pulls out easily enough if you don't want it. Your forget me nots are beautiful. Patty

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Bella Sweetie...
Oh how beautiful this share is. I love seeing your garden area. The swing is TDF, nestled amongst all of these gorgeous forget-me-nots. How romantic and serene this area is. I love it that you let them go as they will. I can just see someone sitting in that swing, and swooping down and picking a beautiful flower for a gorgeous lady. Beautiful sweetie, just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this evening. Have a gorgeous weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

SWEET! I think it's too deserty here for forget me not. They just say "forget me" here. But I LOVE yours, and your swing, and the whole scene. Beautiful! It doesn't look rainy. Pourquoi?

Pilgrim said...

I feel the same about the beautiful Forget me not! For me she is not a weed :-) Love your pictures!
Hélena

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I adore your forget me nots...Oh I wish I could plant some. I think the heat in our parts would kill them though. Tiny flowers are my favorite.

jeanetteann said...

Who can resist them, they come up year after year with not demand of attention. I love them. Mine are just coming through now, can't wait. Your little pressed posy in the beautiful book is a delight. xx

pastmastery said...

They aren't weeds at all...especially not in my garden. You're lucky to have the pink ones too.

Best Wishes
Sue

pastmastery said...

They aren't weeds at all...especially not in my garden. You're lucky to have the pink ones too.

Best Wishes
Sue

Rowan said...

I have for-get-me-nots all over my garden, every year I swear I'll pull them out before they seed but I can never bring myself to do it. In Spring I'm always glad that I left them as they look so pretty. They're easy enough to weed out from where they aren't wanted anyway.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Those are so sweet, I don't have any, and I guess maybe they don't grow in my part of San Diego (?)/
Lovely post. Have a wonderful weekend.
Ciao,
Mary

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Sweet Bella :)
Love your Photos...and the flowers has the same name here in Sweden,,,but in Swedish :)
And Thank´s for the linking :)
Your friend Håkan

Linda said...

My 83-year old mom's favourite flower and has been all her life ever since I can recall...I just love them, too! It wouldn't be a cottage garden without them...
Enjoy the day, Bella!

Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandra said...

Hello Bella!
I have my garden full of Forget me not flowers.
They are simple, but beautiful.
Love from Sapin and have a nice weekend.

Catherine Holman said...

I think they are lovely. They remind me of my husband's grandmother's farmhouse.

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LV said...

A very nice post and I truly enjoyed my visit.

Bernideen said...

I can see you are already reaping a lovely garden and ready for a wonderful summer there! Lovely!

Heather said...

Love all the photos of your pink and blue forget me nots! I have them in my yard too! Definitely one of my favorites! TFS, Hapy Pink Saturday, Hugs!!

Linda said...

Bella- I never thought of them as a weed ( though I guess all plants might be weeds somewhere. I struggle to grow forget-me-nots in my garden here in Colorado! I especially love to mix them with sweet woodruff. Your garden is sweet and I love your blog!
Blessings, L

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
They are one flower you can use to paint a drift of colour and can be controlled as well.
I only have blue so have asked another blogger to send me seeds from her pink, it really is a pretty colour.
You have used your f-m-n in a nice generous display by the swing.
Judith

EllenaElizabeth said...

Just love all your photos. And those rows of sunshine are great....love symmetry. Thanks for sharing.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love Forget me nots! Thanks for sharing yours---

Haworth said...

Oh Bella! your forget-me-nots are so pretty! I've tried and tried to grow them in my garden (starting from seed) but never have any luck. But these photos make me want to try again this year. Thank you for posting this - what a beautiful sign of spring.