I planted the flower above for many years in Ar. I lived in Ashdown when my Mother came up and stayed with my brother for a week. She brought me 3 or 4 plants that my Aunt Earline gave to her. I planted them not knowing what they were. I went to my favorite nursery in Eudora and found my friend was still there. I bought a lot of flowers like I always do. As I was living I heard someone say don't step on the Touch-me-nots. I looked down and I said "Do you have the seed". Just one seed pod gives you all you will ever need. Elizabeth reach down at my feet and very gently pulled up 5 plants, warped them in wet paper and I planted them before dark. Now I will soon have seed.
These plants like a lot of others came from Asia. They were popular in the early 20th century until after World War 2. Then impatiens came along. These plants are easy to raise. What is so good about them even I can get the seed to come up. Just throw them out don't cover and keep moist they will sprout in 4 to 5 days. You can grow 3 new crops in a summer. Plant in sun or shade you will never have to plant again. They come up year after year. I have never planted in the shade, however I will now over in my evergreen room. I have always had sun beds.
I hope you enjoyed this new page to my blog. I want to thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom. I really hope you have planted one for yourself and people who pass by. I love to look at flowers along the highway. There is not enough and you may cheer up some unhappy person. Happy gardening from Carrel and I. Juanita