Week 8:


Forget-me-nots, Myosotis, are a great source of flower power in the garden this time of year!

These plants with bright blue flowers are considered by some gardeners to be short-lived perennials while others consider them to be biennials or even annuals. However you classify them they are easy, prolific, and beautiful. Flower time varies a bit according to the weather but late April and May are show time in sun or shade.

The plants die back quickly in June and get unsightly and are best removed at that time. These plants are shallow rooted and removal is an easy chore. Seed pods develop just before the plants need to be removed. I wait until the seed pods are mature and then pull the plants and sprinkle the seed around the garden. Plants with mature seed pods can also be collected in a paper bag for distribution to friends and fellow gardeners