Forget-Me-Nots, Remembering Your Loved Ones


They make excellent indoor container plants, requiring little care to maintain their gray-green foliage and clusters of tiny, light-blue flowers that appear throughout spring and early summer. The plants perform best in moist but well-drained soil. So, a light, standard potting mix works well. Because forget-me-nots require plenty of air circulation, grow each plant individually in its own 12-inch-diameter container with bottom drainage holes.

The plants are pest-resistant and even grow in nutrient-poor soil. So, fertilizing them isn’t necessary. Place forget-me-nots in a south- or east-facing window, where they receive full or partial sunlight.

Water the forget-me-nots’ soil deeply when its top 3 inches feels dry to your touch, watering until the water drips through the bottom of the pots. Don’t allow the plants to stand in water. Reduce watering to about once or twice each month in winter, while the plants are dormant. Resume normal watering in spring.

Things You Will Need: Watering can, 5-10-10 water-soluble fertilizer, 1-gallon container, pruning shears or scissors.