Sunday, April 17, 2011

Godetias are Gorgeous


Godetia
Originally uploaded by better_days.geo

Ah godetias, how do I love thee?
Godetias are one of my favorite annuals, with one plant having a tight cluster of flowers so that it is, in fact, a bouquet.
I like the godetias with two tone petals of pink and rose, or of rose and white. There are also all white godetias and all pink. Spring is an ideal time to find some started in your local plant store.
These flowers like sun.
I had trouble remembering their name, until I realized the name starts with the word "God", and now it is easy to remember. When in the plant store, just tell the nursery worker I want the flower that starts out "God".

25 comments:

Buttercup said...

Beautiful, and so is your photo of them. Thanks!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very pretty!

Mildred said...

I can't say that I have ever seen or heard of these before. They are just so pretty! Hope you have a terrific week.

Mari said...

They are really pretty! I've never seen them before.

farmlady said...

How lovely! I will remember to tell the nursery person it starts with God... doesn't everything.

lemonverbenalady said...

Beautiful flowers, Terra! Happy Easter!

Amrita said...

They are very pretty flowers

myletterstoemily said...

what a wonderful way to start the name of a
beautiful plant!

blessed is he . . . .

Marydon said...

Had enver seen these before ... they are gorgeous, Terra.

Have a wonderful week
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How fun to have a gardening blog! I loved looking at your pictures.

~Shanon

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

These are pretty flowers. They almost look like they are made of paper.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Beautiful flowers, Terra! And I love the way you remember their name! Great way to get a spiritual conversation started with the nursery worker! Have a blessed week!

Brenda K. said...

These are beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

They are pretty - wish I knew how to pronounce them. lol

Nezzy said...

Oh how beautiful they are. All things beautiful begin and end with God don't they?

I'm not familiar with this gorgeous bloomer!

Have a blessed and beautiful day sweetie.

BTW...Happy Easter Giveaway over at my place! :o)

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful flower...and what a wonderful way to remember them. I think I tried growing these in AZ and I do believe that I killed them with kindness.

xo

Jo

stefanie said...

don't you love spring and all the flowers!

GardenofDaisies said...

The two toned pink petals are so pretty!! I can see why you love this plant!

ZZ said...

These are really nice. Do they have a fragrance?

Patty said...

Beautiful little flower, love the color. Happy Easter.

Leann said...

Hi Terra

They are so very beautiful - God is good!

Leann

Crystal Mary said...

They are beautiful!!!
Don't they make you feel so happy to behold.
Much love and blessings for this Easter Season. He is risen...
Woooooo hooooooooooo. Praise the Lord!! xxxxx Hugs

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Pink loveliness! Wishing you a beautiful Easter, my friend!
Hugs,
Coralie

Mildred said...

Terra, Stopping back by to wish you a Happy Easter.

Kathleen Grace said...

I don't think I have ever heard of these, although they look familiar. They are just lovely! Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter Terra:>)