Gardening

Forget-me-Nots for your garden

I know!  I know!  I know!  It’s gorgeous, right?  So tiny and makes such a huge colorful impact in the spring.  It’s Myosotis sylvatica a very fancy latin name for Forget-me-not.   One of the easiest flowers to plant and it reseeds itself making your garden thrive each spring.

You can purchase these little lovelies here or at your garden center.

Mine grow in the shade.  I have a really barren spot that they trive in. 

Cicely Mary Barker also loved Forget-Me-Nots and created a Fairy Flower baby.   Everytime I tell people about the little flower or think about them I remember her version of her fairy. 

THE SONG OF THE FORGET-ME-NOT  FAIRY

Where do fairy babies lie
Till they’re old enough to fly?
Here’s a likely place, I think,
‘Mid these flowers, blue and pink,
(pink for girls and blue for boys:
Pretty things for babies’ toys!)
Let us peep now, gently. Why,
Fairy baby, here you lie!

Kicking there, with no one by,
baby dear, how good you lie!
All alone, but, you’re not –
You could never be – forgot!
O how glad I am I’ve found you,
With Forget-me-nots around you,
Blue, the colour of the sky!
Fairy baby, Hushaby!
~by Cicely Mary Barker~

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s