Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wildflower Blues, My Black Thumb Miracle



As I typed Wildflower Blues I thought, these wildflowers are actual my Black Thumb Miracle... Every flower I ever planted died except for these and  rose moss and impatiens.


The newest bloom in the wildflowers looks like forget me nots, but doesn't have a yellow center.
It has wide leaves, see below for what they look like before blooming. Can anyone identify?


When  I took these photos, this was the single bloom, yesterday there are 4 of them blooming and I am waiting for 2 new blooms that are about to pop and they are white.

UPDATE! thanks to all the answers, Yamini had identified this flower. it is exactly Chinese Forget me nots or Lindelofia longiflora…  thanks for all the answers...  I checked all three names and the others are really close and might be from the same families.
Identify me please

17 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Look up Chinese Forget-me_not and see if that matches. :-) YAM XX

Linda said...

I’ll have to get my wildflower book and look it up! The book is divided by colors so that makes it easier. Just remembered! It’s Texas wildflowers but yours might be in there! You have some of the same ones we do!

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to see the wild flowers:)

Denise inVA said...

It might be Anchusa azurea, common name Italian bugloss. This taller perennial has the same sweet little flowers as forget-me-nots, but in a darker, true blue color, and can grow up to several feet tall. Got this from a plant place. Not sure if this is what you have though.

a rich tapestry said...

Hi Sandra! The plant with the blue flowers that look a bit like forget-me-not flowers, but different shaped leaves I believe is called green alkanet. We have it growing in a corner of our garden. It can be invasive and the roots are long when it gets established. I think it's pretty, but have pulled a few out with gardening gloves as the leaves can irritate the skin. It's a good job you have it in a pot not growing in the ground.

Ann said...

Glad everyone else has a guess because I haven't a clue what it is. The little blue flowers are pretty though. I have a few flowers that have survived living in my yard but not many. I'm like you, I kill most things.

Karen said...

I love the little blue flowers. Forget-me-nots...that's a perfect name for them. We have something similar in color all along the roadside here now, along with queen anne's lace. I love it. I will have to get some photos to share with you.

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhh we love them and how successful you were with planting them for all to enjoy. Did you just toss them out or turn up the soil first?
Hugs madi and mom

KB Bear said...

Those blue wildflowers are gorgeous! Your black thumb is turning green!!!!! I was going to guess some kind of penstamon. However, Yamani is much better guesser than I am!!!

I had a black thumb until recently. It's getting less black since I started planting Columbines who seem to love me!

photowannabe said...

I have some of these growing in my lawn in our front yard.
I love their tiny perky faces. the lawn guys always mow them down, not sure how they even got there but I love them anyway.

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra - I just love flowers - but I have to admit I don't know much about them. Some people know so much! Yikes.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those little For-get-nots are so pretty.

Pam Jackson said...

I love them. They look nice and healthy.

Mevely317 said...

Hey! I thought I was the only one in blogland who lay claim to a black thumb! At least you've tried … and succeeded beautifully! Slide #2 makes them look almost velvety.

The Gang at LLB said...

God job raising your flower-y family! I thought your blue flowers were forget me nots...Yamini is a wonderful flower identafier :-)

Just Mags said...

They are beautiful whatever they are. I love the color. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so pretty.