It’s blue with onion-skin petals. Forget-me-not. My grandmother’s favorite flower.


It’s officially summer. Balmy with a light breeze making today not unpleasant at all. We’re welcoming it with sheer off-white curtains all over the house. The daylight that filters into the dining room is wonderful and I was taking photos of anything and everything that looked pretty in the light.

Late in the afternoon when Speedy started watering the plants in the front garden, I wanted to capture the water spray using different shutter speeds. I was so intent on what I was doing that I totally missed something I shouldn’t have. Until Speedy asked if I had noticed them, I didn’t. New flowers by the front door.


There are two planters by the front door and they’ve been a source of annoyance to Speedy. Nothing grew in them. He tried seeds, seedlings and heaven knows what else but nothing grew. Except weeds. Goodness, how the weeds thrived.

Today, the weeds are gone. Instead, Speedy planted forget-me-nots in both planters.


Blue forget-me-nots were my grandmother’s favorite flowers. She had bushes of them beside the terrace in her house.

Now, we have them in front of our house.

Forget-me-nots are easy to maintain. They like lots of sunshine and that’s exactly what they’ll get where Speedy planted them. That spot gets flooded with sunshine from noon until sunset. I hope they like it there. Otherwise, we’ll have weeds by the front door again. And that’s not very welcoming, I must say.

  • Sonia

    I am so happy to be led here to your website. Lagi kong nakikita ang mga bulaklak na yan, hindi ko nga lang alam ang pangalan. :) Forget-me-not pala! Lovely!

    Reading your blog tugs my homesick heart but you are building a bridge from here to there. You are making the dragging countdown to my homecoming seem bearable. Please keep it up and I would like to subscribe to your articles. Ang galing talaga ng Pinoy! Hangang hanga ako! Bilib na bilib ako! Maraming salamat ha.

    • Connie Veneracion

      Glad to provide some emotional support to a homesick kababayan. :)

  • Jasmine

    These are not forget-me-nots. They’re blue Plumbagos (Plumbago auriculata).

    • Connie Veneracion

      You’re probably right. The thing is that these flowers are sold as forget-me-nots.