Do Not Forget Me

Do Not Forget Me
Do Not Forget Me
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Delicate, modest, touching, fragile - all this is about her, forget-me-not. This flower can be found in almost every flower garden. But what do we know about him? And where did this name come from? People also call forget-me-not "love me". According to one of the legends, the name “forget-me-not” was given to the plant by the goddess Flora and endowed it with the ability to return memory to people who forget their loved ones or their homeland. In English, the name of the plant sounds - forget-me-not and means - do not forget me.

But the name of the genus Myosotis, to which it belongs, is translated from Latin as "mouse's ear", which is explained by the shape of the pubescent leaves of some species of this plant. The love for this flower is also evidenced by the fact that in many countries holidays were held in its honor. For example, in Great Britain they celebrated Queen's Day in the woods. She became the most beautiful girl.

Forget me not
Forget me not

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This is an unpretentious plant. Forget-me-not feels best in semi-shaded places, although it can grow in the shade and in the sun. The soil should be light, well-drained, humus, and regularly moistened. However, on very fertile soils, it has too much green mass, which is not good for flowering. When dry, the bushes quickly fade. At the same time, waterlogging is harmful for forget-me-nots. It can lead to root rot. The plant is very cold hardy.

You can feed forget-me-nots with mullein infusion or mineral fertilizers - a tablespoon of urea, and potassium sulfate and nitrophoska per 10 liters of water. The first feeding is done in early May, the second - in the fall.

Forget-me-nots are propagated by seeds. They are sown in June-July in open soil, for which every 15 cm they make grooves 1-2 cm deep. It is very important not to deepen the seeds too much.

Forget me not
Forget me not

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Seedlings appear in 12-15 days. They will bloom in May-June next year. Ripe seeds fall to the ground, giving abundant self-seeding.

Forget-me-nots are grown most often as a biennial, since at least in the 3rd year the bushes continue to grow, but the flowers become smaller, and the stems are stretched. Young plants are planted in a permanent place, leaving a distance between the bushes of 15 × 15 cm.To collect the seeds, the bushes, when they turn brown, are dug up and laid out on paper in partial shade. Soon they will crumble and they can be dropped where needed.

Forget me not
Forget me not

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Plants - both young and adults - easily tolerate transplanting, so you can buy and plant ready-made seedlings. If the seeds are sown in the fall, before winter, then in May you will wait for flowering, which will last 1.5-2 months. Varietal forget-me-nots can be propagated by cuttings. For this, the growing tops of the shoots are cut off, and immediately planted in a shady place. Forget-me-nots look beautiful under the crowns of trees and bushes, in curbs, in the form of spots on lawns. Due to their compactness (20-35 cm in height), they are excellent for growing in containers, on balconies, terraces. True, they quickly fade in boxes. Forget-me-nots look original and near water bodies, they go well with tulips and daffodils, moreover, these flowers have the same flowering period. Well suited for cutting, however, for bouquets it is better to take not individual shoots, but the whole bush,cutting off the roots.

Present your loved ones with a touching bouquet of forget-me-nots - this symbol of love and friendship is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. And they also say: if you pin a bunch of forget-me-nots on the chest on the left near the heart of a loved one, then he will hold him stronger than any love spells.

Forget me not
Forget me not

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