May 11, 2012

forget me not


Aren't these little blue blossoms adorable?

Forget Me Nots are one of my favorite springtime flowers, as they make the garden look like it's floating in a pale blue mist.


Most years, we don't really seem to have much of a spring here in our part of Montana, but this year it's been downright glorious.

Big stretches of gorgeous, sunny days, and so far, no freak snowstorms.

But there's still plenty of time for that kind of nonsense.


My onions are planted, I'm desperately trying to get ahead of the flower beds, and the greenhouse is bursting at the seams.

I have great plans to be reasonable with the number of flowers I plant this year, so I only planted five hundred zinnias. I've also determined that I can do without one of my oak barrels, (it rotted and fell apart) and two medium sized clay pots, the contents of which did not survive the winter in the greenhouse.

Impressive, yes?

It feels so good to be cutting back.


I'm hitting the road today with my two younger boys. We're making a quick trip to see my parents. It will be so nice to be with my Mama for Mother's Day.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

48 comments:

  1. I'm hitting the road to see MY mama, too! I can only imagine how a road trip with your boys is different than a road trip with mine (and the girl). :) Have a honky tonk weekend, Benji!

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  2. Pretty, pretty! Glad you popped in to say hello! :)

    We're also taking a quick trip west to spend Mother's Day with my mother-in-law. It's been years since we've spent it with her! The boys are over the moon excited! Have fun!

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  3. Forget Me Nots are my all time favorite flowers. I have stolen your photo for my desktop. Thanks.

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  4. Happy Mother's Day, Teresa! Have a fun trip. :)

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  5. Lovely photos capturing one of my favorite flowers. So appreciate you sharing them! -Mary

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  6. Forget me nots are so tiny and beautiful! One of my favorite flowers! And I think that 500 zinnias planted in a garden just might be the same thing as heaven. Have a wonderful weekend with your boys and your Mama.

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  7. lovely little blooms! I have a sea of them too :) Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. Have a Happy Mother's Day, Teresa. I adore forget me nots and plan to plant some soon. While you are cutting back on your plantings I am trying to ramp up. First the weeds have to get under control :>)

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  9. Happy Mother's Day! My parents and my sis's family are coming here for lunch -- as well as a couple other guests... Making a new shredded BBQ chicken recipe and keeping my fingers crossed!

    Have a great trip! Glad you get to see your mama!

    p.s. I am totally in love with that sweet apple juice jar!!!

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  10. I certainly will not. :)

    (Forget me not, either. Okay??)

    I love these photos...as usual.

    Happy Mother's Day!!

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  11. Beautiful flowers!! So vibrant!! Happy Mother's Day! xo Heather

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  12. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  13. What a glorious place to live!! Those little blue flowers are so precious, and sweet...enjoy your little piece of Heaven..

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  14. love the flowers and the unique vase! Your photograpy is so good! We're moving to the country this weekend and I'm super excited!

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  15. I don't have any forget-me-nots but I'm thinking I should! I'm glad you're having such a lovely spring! I think April and May switched places here. So much rain this month, but finally a glorious week-end is on our doorstep.

    Love this post, Teresa!

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  16. How beautiful! I left you an award on my blog!

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  17. I will forget you not! Happy Mother's Day Teresa! Enjoy your momma and I hope your boys make it a special day for you!
    Love and Blessings,
    Julie

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  18. Blue flowers are my favorite. Then white. Glad you're having a nice Spring. I think maybe Spring has sprung here in Washington. I hope. Happy Mom's Day.

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  19. only 500 hundred huh - slacker! lol! xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  20. Love those little blue flowers! Spring came early around here with 70 degree days in March! It was soo nice to get the weeding and mulching done early! Now my flowers are in and I can just enjoy them!.....Hopefully I will keep them all alive. I think my thumb might just be getting greener as the years pass by! Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

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  21. I love Forget-me-nots. They are such a happy flower. Pretty photos.

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  22. Your photos are just amazing! I am so in love with them!

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  23. Beautiful pictures T! You have so been on my mind lately. I hope you are enjoying these days before the youngest leaves the nest.

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  24. I was just wondering where you have been...I love reading your post and seeing all your pics! The forget me nots are beautiful!

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  25. I'm with you.. I adore the Forget-me-nots! I have them here too. Our garden flowers are the best in I think ever.. I just posted some photos of our wild unkempt garden.. I am so impressed with you gardeners who work so hard. Ours just comes.. just happens.. I am thankful for it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. Happy belated mothers day to all, and a very nice blog you have! Richard

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  27. You must have a lot of forget-me-nots. I love the little white ones, too! Gorgeous pictures.

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  28. i love Forget Me Nots. They are the official flower of Alaska where I grew up. so pretty!

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  29. Hope your Mother's Day was awesome.

    For some reason, I'm not getting your feeds in my reader anymore. Hmm.
    I've got to correct that.

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  30. Took me a while to get over here..and I see I missed a trip & a visit! So glad you where with your boys! I think of you often and now I am going to be thinking of you as you "soak" up these last few weeks...Take care & God Bless you all!
    p.s your forget me knots seem so pretty...nice to have in a bunch...crazy here sometimes if not corralled!

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  31. Teresa
    First off, thinking of you as your son gets ready to depart, been there and so sad. last March I lost my eldest son and life is numb for me,hang onto those glorious son they are worth their weight in gold and grow up to soon. On another note not to cheerful either, as a diversion on those to incredibly lonely and sad days, thank God for our gardens right? Well I noticed how you as I hate those darn slugs! Well I read about the lady bugs in the greaan house but what was it you do to combat the evil demons outdoors? Do you get the gross huge ones that make you almost run for cover? GROSS!!! Thanks for all your gardening tips, and the lovely photos, what would I have ever done this last year without beautiful bloggers to ease my brokne heart? Love to you, Lori

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  32. Teresa,
    Oops,one more thing didn't you say you were on Pinterest? Where can we find you there? Lori

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  33. Hi Teresa.
    I'm your new follower.
    Love your blog, love your photos and forget-me-nots!

    Sophyta

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  34. I am a new follower and spent a whole afternoon looking a your beautiful photos. The forget me nots are humble and gorgeous at the same time.
    They remind me of my mom's favorite -sweet peas. Growing up in So. Cal in either trailer parks or apartments, I was fascinated with my mom when she grew sweet peas along a fence in our "backyard"-which was just a flower bed next to a walkway out the back door of our apartment. I think now she was a romantic - imagining wide, open spaces with room to grow flowers.

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  35. I love Forget Me Nots, too. Hope you had a good trip.

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  36. Hello, yes forget-me-nots are a special little flower that are so tiny but yet makes a big statement in the garden as if to yell out, "LOOKY AT ME! AND DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME!" Lovely photos.
    That is why I named my blog after them, my favorite flower.
    Susanne :)

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  37. Love your blog, I will be putting you on my sidebar for sure! I have three boys as well, and man oh man oh man (LOL) I sure so some similar things in the posts you have made! Bless you, and keep the beautiful posts coming...

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  38. ee-gads! how am i only stumbling onto your wonderful blog now?! forget-me-nots, zinnias, beautiful photograph and humor?! i'm in. time to hop around. i thank "into vintage" for the introduction.

    happy june

    xo
    elyse

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  39. I accidently came across your blog and so glad I did...it's wonderful! I live in Maine and this year summer has been slow coming, The forget Me Nots were beautiful, I loved them so much that I plopped some dalhia's in a little glass bottle and put them in front of me on my art desk. I will try to sneak a quick picture of them on my blog! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  40. I love your photos and your yard & house! Your place is the kind I dreamed I would have when I grew up!
    I've been checking back to see if you've written lately. Each time I've come back I've been reminded of an address given to the women of our church by one of our leaders. It's five reminders (one for each petal of the forget-me-not) us women would do well to remember - be patient with yourself, be happy now..... Find it here if you'd like! http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/general-relief-society-meeting/2011/09/forget-me-not?lang=eng&query=%22forget+me+not%22
    I hope all is well with you & your family!

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  41. I love your blog and miss your regular posts. Your blog has been in my favorites for several years and I always pull it up to see what's new with you and your decorating ideas. Hope all is well with you and that you will begin posting again soon!

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  42. I have been missing you creative posts. I hope all is well with you.

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  43. Wondering if you're OK, I hope all is well :)

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  44. WOW!Pretty photos!Such lovely blue flowers!Love love love!

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  45. Just found your page--VERY nice!! I love to use Martinelli's Apple Juice bottles to display my flowers in too! They are that much more special in these charming little vessels.

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