Happy Monday friends! 😊
Yeah it’s February! Almost Spring! 🌺 The month of love, presents, flowers, chocolates, cookies, tea, coffee and...which gift will you choose? ❤️
Do you know?
The flowers commonly known as “Forget-Me-Nots” are named Myosotis, a Greek derivative meaning mouse’s ear as their foliage resembles the same.
Henry IV of England, in 1938, took the German Vergissmeinnicht and adapted it as his emblem.
Generally, the Forget-Me-Not flower meaning is remembrance and love. Lovers in Germany during Medieval Times (and later)I wore Forget-Me-Nots as a reminder of their love for each other.
According to French legend, a young knight was trying to pick up the flower for his lady. But he fell into the river because of his heavy armor. Before sinking forever, he tossed the flower to his girl and shouted ‘forget me not!’ Since then, the flower symbolizes sincere, eternal, and desperate love.
The Forget-Me-Not is a symbol for Alzheimer Nederland, a foundation advocating for people suffering from dementia. Worldwide, Alzheimer Societies have adopted it as a symbol of memory loss. A Forget-Me-Not invites you to remember people with Alzheimers and their caregivers as well. I’ve “been there” with my very dearly beloved, flower-gardening-and tea-loving late Mom. 😢
The Forget-Me-Not remains a powerful symbol even to this day. In the language of flowers, as it symbolizes true and undying love.
For this Valentine’s Day, why not add a charming medieval legend that unites love and a popular plant, the forget-me-not, that you can gift to your loved ones?
If you're a “green thumb”, a gardener and lover of flowers like I am, plant your Forget-Me-Not seeds directly in the garden after removing all weeds. Water the soil the day before so it will be moist enough to receive seeds. Plant seeds from May to September, burying them just under the surface of the soil.
Remember, 😉 this flower in fresh form, is not available near Valentine’s Day or in Spring. Newly planted Forget-Me-Nots will bloom only after the second Spring, and when they bloom, they will continue annually. These flowers; native to Europe and Asia, are a low maintenance plant, and are ideal for flower beds and borders in your garden.
After you’ve created your garden, savour a cup of tea and enjoy your #teabox gifts while you remember your loved ones. Why not have an afternoon tea, virtually and #celebratethespecialmoments share gardening tips and/or have a heart-to-heart together?
I’ll raise a cup and remember you. 🍵 😊
Yours in love, health and gardening!
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