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by Ravenrosesstar on June 22, 2006 05:41 PM
Hi, I am getting married on sep 30 I wanted to add dried forget-me-nots onto my invites and response cards I started a whole bunch of them in little pots in march they are growing really tall but there are no flowers on them should I worry will there be flowers in time I wanted to send the invites out at the end of july am i doing something wrong.....they are really really tall all of them and no flowers please help what did I do wrong?
by Longy on June 22, 2006 09:15 PM
When are you going to send out the invites?

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by weezie13 on June 26, 2006 04:31 PM
Question, where are they now??
Inside or outside..
Here in Western New York, mine are outside and one of the first things to bloom in the spring..
I would have thought they'd of bloomed for you by now???

I read they are in containers, but need to know outside or inside?
If inside, they diffenately need to be outside...
and in the sunshine, and the soil kept reasonable moist, not soaking wet, but moist...

Have you fertilized them, if so what kind, liquid or granular..

And what kind of soil are they planted in???

P/S A biggg Welcome to another fellow New Yorker!! [wavey]

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by plants 'n pots on June 27, 2006 04:43 PM
I second the welcome to another NYer!!!

I just looked up where you are - about 2 hours north of me - my forget-me-nots have been blooming outdoors for well over a month now - probably closer to 2 months. They tend to stop blooming in the heat of summer and start up again in the cooler fall.

Like Weezie asked - where do you have these plants?
Mine do best in part shade, thought Weezie is saying hers are in the sun.

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by TulsaRose on June 28, 2006 01:25 AM
Just an idle thought since I've never had any experience with Forget-me-nots but...

Aren't they a perennial or biennial? When planted from seed, will they even bloom the first year?

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by weezie13 on June 28, 2006 08:32 AM
TulsaRose,
The plant it'self is a biennual..

If a plant is planted and then let go to seed, it drops it's seed in mid~summer, then comes
the baby plants by late summer or early fall..

And it reseeds it'self PROLIFICALLY!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by TulsaRose on June 28, 2006 12:38 PM
My concern with it being a biennial is that Raven said she planted the seeds in small pots in March so they probably won't bloom this year. Am I thinking wrong about this? Usually a biennial starts the first year, putting down good roots and making its initial foliage. It will then bloom and make seeds the second year. Since she is getting married in September, she may want to check out some local nurseries for 2nd yr plants if she is going to use the flowers in her wedding stationery.

I know some are considered annuals and will bloom this year...just wondered about this particular plant.

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by weezie13 on June 28, 2006 02:48 PM
The question I would then ask,
when she said she started plants in March,
were they bought from a nursery or started with seeds..
I didn't read to confirm either??

and the second question I would ask is to see a picture..
because when I read they were really tall,
but no flower, I begin to wonder????
Why they were really tall..
Usually, *here* I only see small leaves close to the ground when starting in mid/late summer...
Not many leaves or upright growth..
Mostly I see that height sprouting in spring..
*and then flowering*

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Ravenrose where are you???
We'd love to see a picture...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by TulsaRose on June 29, 2006 01:06 AM
Dang, Weezie, I would have sworn her original post said she started seeds in little pots but that isn't what it actually says. [Embarrassed] That's what I get for "assuming" something.

I've shied away from growing Forget-me-nots due to their reputation for being prolific reseeders but I've always loved them. I wonder how they would do in a large container? Hmmm...now I have a really great spot where that would work.

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