Monday, 10 May 2010

Macro Monday – Forget-me-not

Macro Monday is hosted over at: Lisa's Chaos

On Sunday my parents brought me some forget-me-nots from their garden, how wonderfully kind of them…

As always dad went over the top and brought me a few spades full!


After a poor start last spring being heavily attacked by Aphids, sadly my originals did not survive the winter…

A surprise white one… I will collect the seeds!


I have had a couple self seed around the garden – one in the lawn for example… But they are few and far between.

These make me very happy, they are a childhood plant. My parents always had them in our front garden.


28 comments:

ginny said...

i love these pretty little flowers and have lots scattered through the garden. we do not have any white foret-me-nots but i have noticed that some flowers are a mix of pink and blue.. very pretty.
lovely photos as always : )

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

So very pretty. :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Liz I went looking for mine and I think I only have one tiny patch this year - the harsh winter must have killed them off - in a way I needed that as I was getting overrun by them but I will miss the great haze of blue this late spring.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Liz
What a beautiful blog you have and your photos are exquisite.
I've just popped over from Ginny's blog and I'm sure I'll be back again soon!
Happy days to you,
Denise x

Colleen said...

They're so dainty and pretty. Nice color!

Manang Kim said...

I know this flower is so tiny but you captured it really well. Happy Macro Monday!

MacroMonday~The Bud

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I remember them as part of my childhood in England too. Unfortunately, here in this climate, as pretty as they are, they spread like wildfire. I'm torn between tearing them out and leaving them be, because I do enjoy them. However, for now, I let them bloom, but pull them before they can set any more seed.

Kala said...

One of my favorite spring flowers - the detail and color are lovely.

Kiki said...

Super gorgeous..I love 4getmenots!! Beautiful shots!
Kiki~

Cop Mama said...

I love them all, but my favorite are the white ones...the yellow in the middle is so crisp!

Cheryl said...

They are sweet little flowers Liz. I can understand the connection with your childhood.

I found a pink flower last week......all alone in the copse.
Nice surprise.

Liz said...

Hi Ginny,

They’re such wonderful small flowers and always cheer up any border at this time of year!

My dad hadn’t even noticed the white one when I told him about it… stuck out like a sore thumb to me :) At least they are adding some colour to the garden at a time when we’re still very low on anything. The bulbs are dying off now, so I’m waiting for the perennials to get going!!

Liz said...

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you very much, glad you like them :)

Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Liz - I'm still playing catch-up, but I am around!

Gorgeous photos - I've got zillions of forget-me-nots that have self seeded around the garden and I love them because they remind me of my beloved and much missed mum and my childhood too! Haven't got any of those scrummy little white ones though :)

Note to self - go out and practice macro photography!!!

Liz said...

Hi Rosie,

It’s a shame yours have also died over winter… I have literally two patches in the garden and one growing in the lawn with just one flower on it! Ha ha. Although I never had clouds of them, I definitely had a much better showing than this, mine are also a much deeper blue to these ones so do not brighten up the borders quite so effectively…

I’m looking forward to them self seeding everywhere next year, I must be a sucker for plants taking over!

Liz said...

Hi Denise,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I’m glad you like my photos so much :)

Liz said...

Hi Colleen,

Yes indeed they’re so very tiny and pretty! They’re so simple and yet striking, very understated – just my cup of tea :)

Liz said...

Hi Manang,

Thank you very much, I’m glad you liked my photos!

Liz said...

Hi CV,

Ha ha, they spread here too – which is why my parents didn’t mind giving me so many! I believe they have quite a few borders where they are taking over… No bad thing in my eyes ;)

I’m sure I won’t be saying that in a couple of years though when they’re everywhere… For now though my borders are so bare, I will welcome them spreading.

Liz said...

Hi Kala,

They’re wonderful late spring flowers, very welcome in my garden when I’ve reached yet another lull…

jay said...

I love forget-me-nots, too! We have some quite nice ones in our garden and they self-seed all over the place. Good luck with yours!

I love the photos.

Liz said...

Hi Kiki,

Thank you very much for popping by to view my blog and leaving a lovely comment :)

Liz said...

Hi Cop Mama,

Thanks, I do love the whites too and really hope I manage to get some more next year! They're very nice and something a little different :)

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks, they are lovely and hold a very dear space in my heart.

You found a pink forget-me-not? My originals started out pink and then would turn a strong blue...

Liz said...

Hi Liz,

You and your busy life eh?? How very dare you not be at your computer night and day?? ;)

And yes, I demand you have a play with macro, you will not believe how amazing and so much fun it is!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the connection to forget-me-not... At least it lives up to its name :D

VW said...

That reminds me that we've had a packet of seeds in the cupboard for a while - I wonder if they'd still grow? Such sweet little flowers. My grandma used to pick her peonies, lilacs and forget-me-nots and let us grandchildren place them on graves on Memorial Day. I've been meaning to continue the tradition with my children - maybe I'll have a few flowers to spare this year!

Daniela said...

Lovely little flowers :)

ShySongbird said...

Oh goodness, Liz! I have missed a couple of posts, I am struggling to keep up.

I really do love Forget-me-nots. I have always loved seeing them in the wild and equally love them in the garden. I find they easily take over the border if I am not careful so was surprised to read you had problems. I suppose a lot depends on soil and situation though, I think I have just been lucky.

I also loved your Bluebell photo on the previous post and the Aquilegia.