In A Vase on Monday – What’s That?

“Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

While waiting for more Hippeastrum to bloom, I was gifted these beautiful Godetia. Also known as farewell to spring, or satin flower, these flowers are native annuals that grow in northwestern North America from British Columbia to San Francisco along the coastal hills and mountains.

My husband found them in the grocery store not yet ready to open. He hadn’t a clue what they were or what color they might be. I didn’t know what they were either.

As they started to open, I noticed how the flower buds split open and the petals gently, slowly unfurled. Aren’t they gorgeous and so curious.

In its native habitat, this flower loves the cool weather so it’s perfect for bringing home now. I would love to see these growing in their natural environment.

Godetia symbolize charm and enthusiasm in the Language of Flowers. Its common relatives are the evening primrose and Fuchsia.

A bright and cheerful flower for these gray cool days as the Celtic celebration of Imbolc arrives, and we await the coming of spring. I am hoping for an early spring. Signs are pointing that way. Wouldn’t that be lovely for a change as spring doesn’t arrive until sometime in April here. If you look lower left you can see my jigsaw puzzle in the background. One way I am trying to pass the time while I wait for spring.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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18 Replies to “In A Vase on Monday – What’s That?”

  1. I love Godetias, although they’re a flash in the pan here, even if I can get them to grow. That’s probably because spring here is so often followed on its heels by summer.

  2. I had never considered Godetia as a cut flower, it looks quite pretty, and at least since they were in tight bud, you gained the thrill of seeing them open. Have a good week Donna.

  3. Strangely, I was looking at Godetia seeds the other day and remembering it was one of the species readily available when I grew a few flowers as a child. Unlike today when we have a huge variety! A very pretty colour, Donna

  4. Aren’t they pretty! I have heard of them before, but never really looked at them close up. I have reached the point in winter where I have had enough cold and wet and would also love an early spring… we can hope!

  5. What a lovely surprise for you! It must have been quite fun waiting to see what the flowers would be when they emerged. 🙂

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