All about forget-me-nots, discreet and elegant
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The myosotis is part of perennials easy to install in his garden. It allows to have a generous flowering in the spring at the same time as the bulbs and while waiting those of the perennials of summer.
The myosotis is a very easy to grow rustic plant in all the gardens and on the terraces and balconies. Install clods in a rich, fresh soil. It has a side a little outdated but is very convenient to have beautiful blooms at the foot of roses or bulbs for example. Our practical tips will help novice and experienced gardeners to grow forget-me-nots with success in their garden or on their terrace.
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Planting of forget-me-not
Forget-me-nots plant in buckets, to be installed in the ground or in a pot in the spring. It's a biennial plant which will flourish several seasons in a row. Weed the plantation area well and enrich the soil with an organic amendment if the land is too poor. Myosotis appreciates the neutral floors, fresh and rich. Plan a sunny exposure and little windy. The forget-me-not will not exceed 25 cm and does not spread much. That's why you have to plan plant about one forget-me-not every 20 cmin any sense, if you want to get a carpet effect. Dig a hole and place the mound of forget-me-nots, tamp lightly and water copiously to allow a quick recovery. Myosotis will flower in the first year, between May and June.
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Myosotis in pot
The forget-me-not can grow in pot, in bins and in pots. It is a very easy plant to acclimatize for beautiful compositions. Prefer Sylvania forget-me-nots, which can withstand periods of drought better than Forget-me-nots. Install a good drainage at the bottom of the pots and add potting soil. Water well and empty the saucer. Do not let water stagnate between two waterings.
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Size and maintenance of forget-me-not
Forget-me-not do not get caught. Like most perennials, it is easily spread and can be moved after flowering to prepare new beds.
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Watering and fertilizer of forget-me-not
Myosotis appreciates the fresh and rich lands. On the other hand, it does not need to be watered after planting except in very dry and hot weather. No no fertilizer for forget-me-nots that are rustic plants unless your land is too poor. Remember to bring an organic amendment in the fall.
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Diseases and parasites affecting forget-me-nots
Forget-me-nots are not fragile plants. They can rot in the case of moisture overflow in soil for forget-me-nots sylvatica. Think mulch fertilizing around the forget-me-nots to lighten the soil and facilitate the evacuation of water especially if your earth is clay.
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To know about forget-me-not
Myosotis means "do not forget me" in the language of flowers. A sign of modesty and effacement, it is widely used in all compositions of romantic bouquets.
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The varieties of forget-me-nots to choose
If you want to plant in a wet zone, and half shade, opt for the myosotis palustres (Swamps). This forget-me-not flower blooms later and likes at the edge of the pond. The variety 'Ice pearl' is white and 'Pearl von Ronnenberg' is a beautiful dark blue. On the other hand for massive plantations and sun, choose the forget-me-not sylvestica (woods) which appreciates the drier lands. The variety 'Indigo blue' allows you to have really blue rugs while the 'Pompadour' forget-me-not is carmine, 'Victoria alba' white and 'Rosylva' pink. What satisfy all desires!
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Gardener's tip on forget-me-not
The forget-me-not has the good taste to bloom early spring and can form a perfect background rug to highlight the blooming spring bulbs, such as hyacinths or tulips.