Saturday, April 16, 2011

THE LOVE OF FORGET ME NOTS

Forget-Ne-Nots are one of those old fashioned flowers a garden calls for! Tiny blue clusters reminiscent of days gone by with the meaning "True Love".  I have been in a "push the garden" mode:  watering earlier, raking earlier and cheering every plant out of the ground.  Our frost date isn't until later in May but "who cares".
Everything is still pretty brown.....




The sun was coming into the camera from the east this morning so these photos aren't  the greatest but you can see the daffodils I planted last fall and the Forget Me Nots and a few columbines.....





So many tea party bloggers love to garden.  Maybe it's all those floral decals on teapots and cups and saucers that point to gardening. After World War II, the United States imported many cups and saucers from Japan.  I still have some from childhood with FORGET ME NOTS on them.... 





My grandmother was the one who got me interested in gardening.
Also, the physical benefits are enormous.  I tried remembering that this week as I struggled to lift a 50 lb bag of garden soil into the back of my Honda.....oh boy....I am so out of shape....too many scones and clotted cream! 




Mr. Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck are so ready for spring! As is Miss Tabitha.....





We have a long way to go to get into the gardening.....





Are you ready?




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9 comments:

ellen b. said...

Forget me Nots are so sweet.

Marlena said...

Oh darlin' you have reall flowers up and blooming. We're supposed to get snow tomorrow! But my lupines have sent up tiny little fans and the helio whatever yellow flowers are coming up, as is one poor little columbine. But am I envious of you? Oh yes indeedy. I am not a patient person.

LadyV said...

Yes, I'm ready! It was gorgeous here last weekend (rainy and cool now) I was able to get out and plant some forget-me-nots and some wall flowers. It felt so good to play in the dirt. Next week we're in the 70's so back to the garden center I go...My peonies are emerging, that's a good sign:-)

Many blessings

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I adore forget-me-nots...I just transplanted my seedlings that I started from seed into the garden but no signs of flowers yet :( ...I am getting a little impatient to see all that lovely blue like yours have.

Love seeing your BP statues no matter what the season, they lend such charm to your garden.

Blessings Kelsie

Kimberly said...

I am SO ready. We just have a lot of rain right now, but everything is already getting so green here. It is different than Colorado was. I miss my forget me nots and plan to plant them here.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh that flowers are just gorgeous and makes me so glad spring is finally here! I love your garden- it is so pretty!

Mary Ann said...

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Rizzi said...

YOUR BEATRIX POTTER GARDEN IS GROWING AND STARTING TO SHAPE UP. I LOVE FOR-GET-ME-KNOTS, SO DAINTY, LIKE A VIOLET. MY SON-IN-LAW, PAT...CLEANED OUT THE GARDENS THIS PAST WEEKEND, NOW WE ARE READY TO PLANT SOME VEGETABLES.....AROUND MOTHERS DAY. THERE SHOULD BE NO MORE FROST BY THEN. TAKE CARE, HAVE A HAPPY SUNNY DAY. RIZZI

Barbara said...

Rabbits, ducks, cats, frogs in your garden!!