Spring Forth with Forget-me-nots - Nature As Neighbors

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors


 

I first fell in love with Forget-me-nots while growing up in Alaska. The wild native alpine forget-me-not grows well throughout the rugged state in open, rocky places along mountain trails.   Other varieties also grow freely along the banks of marshy areas, creeks, and lakes. In 1917, it was named the Alaska state flower.

 

There are both native and non-native forget-me-nots in the Pacific Northwest, although, they all likely escaped domestic gardens and took root in optimal habitat. The scientific name for forget-me-nots, Myosotis, means mouse ears. We think the name aptly describes the shape and size of the soft petals. 


Wherever we live, I always make sure we have a few clumps of forget-me-nots in our gardens. At our rural home in Camas, the dainty little blooms have just opened. They remind me of clear blue sky with a yellow dot of sun in the center.  I generally plant them with red azaleas as the colors contrast beautifully. In another week or so, it's going to be beautiful. 

 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

314 NE Cedar Street
Camas, WA  98607

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Hannah Williams
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Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  for posting these flowers I have always heard about them but never knew what they looked like . Such a dainty flower & pretty

Apr 14, 2018 10:32 AM #2
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Thanks Steffy. This particular flower represents big things to me. D 

Apr 14, 2018 10:39 AM #3
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Debb,

Forget me nots are sold in little bunches like in your photo, in Paris street flower vendors.  They are called myosotis (as you mentioned) in French.  They were a favorite of my mother's.  They mean myth and undying love in some flower languages.  A

Apr 14, 2018 11:48 AM #4
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I really like the look of that, I wish I could grow forget me nots at my house!  I hope your weekend is going well my friend!

Apr 14, 2018 12:00 PM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD There's a similar flower on the East Coast called Spring Beauties - always loved these. 

Apr 14, 2018 12:08 PM #7
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These are the sweetest of little flowers, Debb. Don't seem to recall seeing many of them here... maybe it's our hotter climate?

Apr 14, 2018 01:54 PM #8
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Blue sky blooms they are and what a graceful garden addition !

Apr 14, 2018 05:50 PM #9
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I agree that these are happy sweet little flowers. I have never planted any so maybe this year I will.

Apr 14, 2018 06:15 PM #10
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We have really gotten our taste of blustery spring weather this weekend and I can't even see the flower beds through the rain. Not All Is lost because I know those two little flowers must be out there someplace Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Apr 14, 2018 07:06 PM #11
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I love forget-me-not flowers. so bright and cheery.

Apr 14, 2018 08:08 PM #12
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Growing up in Hungary & Austria I remember forget-me-not... they grew abundantly, Endre

Apr 14, 2018 09:38 PM #13
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Good morning Debb and Bernie.  Beautiful flowers.  I often have wondered how they got their name.

Apr 15, 2018 04:55 AM #14
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Debb, these flowers are beautiful, and after a long winter, seeing color again is such a pleasure! 

Apr 15, 2018 06:56 AM #15
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I will have to do some research to see if I can get them to grow in Sedona. Your post made me want to plant some of my own! I was thinking how dainty they looked and then that word popped up in your description. Love the reference to "mouse ears"!

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Always remember blue bells growing up in the woods, we spent yesterday working in the yard as it was the first day we could get out and really get somethings done.

Apr 15, 2018 08:39 AM #17
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Forget-me-nots are beautiful and you are too! Spring flowers is the perfect antidote for the winter blues and forget-me-nots are simply unforgettable!

May you enjoy the beauty of spring and be surrounded by many beautiful plants, trees, and flowers. 

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Hi Debb and Bernie- I love how you keep some of your childhood memories of forget-me-nots and growing up in Alaska with you. The first little bouquet reminds me of what Eliza Doolittle might have been selling in My Fair Lady. 

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These are so very pretty. We always have a bouquet of them at our class reunions along side the photos of the classmates that have passed. 

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Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

We have a rainy Monday morning in Maryland and many of our plants are sprouting.

Apr 16, 2018 03:49 AM #21
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Our buds are not here yet, but such a pretty sight. Forget-me-nots have always been one of my favorites!

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