{floral friday}

{floral friday #1}

{floral friday #1}
I love flowers and the variety of color and shape they come in!
They make me smile and make the grey winter days a little brighter.
Every Friday I will try and feature a flower to share with you - for a colorful start in the weekend.
I'm starting with a cheerful reminder of spring: tulips that I bought a couple days ago and which are starting to opening up a little now. I love how whimsical the shape of the stems is, yet, how strong they are to hold their big beautiful heads up high.
photo via fotowelt: tulip field in northern holland
A few facts about tulips:
  • there are nearly 3,000 different varieties of tulips.
  • the majority of cultivated tulips are grown and exported from Holland.
  • almost half of Holland's flower bulb farms grow tulips.
  • tulip is the third most popular flower in the world.
  • tulips are available from November to May and only have a life span of about 3-7 days.
  • tulip bulbs are a good substitution for onions when cooking.

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    Heavenly Savings
    Freitag, der 4. Februar 2011 at 17:02

    Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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    brenflag
    Freitag, der 4. Februar 2011 at 18:37

    I loved the facts you provided about Tulips….most I did NOT know….all I knew was that I LOVE, LOVE Tulips!
    On Monday, this week, I designed (as best I could) a blog for my sister & I…web address is okiesisters.blogspot.com, but I decided to title the blog "Thrifty Nifty Sisters"…when I found your blog (from a comment you made on Thrifty Decor Chick) I felt sorta like I'd found a 'kindred spirit' with the blog names being so similar. I am super impressed with your blog (the design, pics, writing)…hope you don't mind two old ladies stalking you (for learning purposes).

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    Michelle
    Freitag, der 4. Februar 2011 at 20:17

    Love tulips!! They were always my favorite when I lived in FL, but they wouldn't grow there b/c it's so warm. Now, I live in OH and can see them every spring! Thanks for sharing! Following now through the boost my blog hop!
    michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Freitag, der 4. Februar 2011 at 21:44

    @Heavenly Savings: Thank you for your comment and for directing me to your blog! I'm a new follower as well! ;)

    @brenflag: Thank you soo much for your sweet comment and thank you for the compliment on my blog. English not being my mother tongue, I always get a little insecure about my writing and hope that I don't write like a child.. I'm really glad you like the blog! Oh, and I don't mind being "stalked" at all.

    @Michelle: I know what you're talking about. I lived in Houston for 2 1/2 years and the humidity and temperature is crazy over there. Being back in Germany now, I realized how much I missed seeing all the different types of tulips! :)

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    Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews
    Freitag, der 4. Februar 2011 at 23:35

    I love tulips! So pretty.

    I just found your blog through the Boost My Blog Friday Hop. Have a great weekend!

    Amanda @ http://www.nutritionistreviews.com

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    ...m...
    Samstag, der 5. Februar 2011 at 17:09

    Great post & images! I love tulips! I wanted them in my wedding but decided against it because of the quick "wilted-look" after they're cut.

    Just wanted to let ya know I'm a new follower and that I nominated your blog for the stylish blog award.

    Go here to check the details:
    http://requirelife.blogspot.com/2011/02/wowstylish-blogger-award.html

    All the Best,
    …M…

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    Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decorations
    Samstag, der 5. Februar 2011 at 19:33

    The tulips are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics. That would be nice if you would show a flower on fridays to start the weekend. I'm glad I found your blog a few weeks ago, and I enjoy commenting on it. You're doing a super job. Have a Super Great Weekend!!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Samstag, der 5. Februar 2011 at 19:53

    @ Amanda: Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great weekend also!

    @…m…: I feel sooo honored for receiving that award from you!! I'm working on the "receiving-post" right now. I'm super excited!! Thank you so much!

    @ Paula Jo: Thank you for your lovely comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! I will try and make "floral friday" a weekly thing and brighten up the weekends a little more. ;)

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    Lyra at Ces't la Vie Events
    Dienstag, der 15. Februar 2011 at 03:44

    btw, love your saturated green lime wall! beautiful contrast to the orange tulips! I just posted about bold and beautiful inspiring rooms. I hope you check it out:)

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    {nifty thrifty things} » {floral friday #53}
    Freitag, der 13. April 2012 at 11:13

    […] I can't keep these tulip pics to myself and, even though I've already shared tulips during my {floral friday} posts (the very first!), I had to share! […]

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