{floral friday}

{floral friday #15}

{floral friday #15}
Welcome to this week’s floral friday! This is another photo shoot I did last week in my mom’s backyard: Lilies of the valley.
In German they’re called “Maiglöckchen”, which translates to “May bells”. Makes sense.. They bloom in May and look like bells. ;)
They are so delicate looking.. Beautiful!
My hubby and I are about to leave for Groningen in the Netherlands, which is about a 2 hour drive away. We’re going to spend the day, window shop and hopefully get to take some nice pictures to bring back to share. Have I told you that I love being done with my thesis and actually get to do things like this again? ;)
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A few facts about lilies of the valley:
  • Lilies of the valley are used for perfumes, due to their sweet scent.
  • They love shade and cooler temperatures.
  • Lilies of the valley are widely popular as wedding flowers.
  • Lilies of the valley have been used in herbal medicine as a poison antidote, to treat epilepsy, to strengthen speech, and to enhance memory. That said, all parts of the plant are poisonous. (source)
  • Although it is considered toxic, it has been used to treat heart disease. Ointments and teas from this plant are used for burns, fever and as a diuretic and sedative. (source)

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13 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Antonella
    Freitag, der 20. Mai 2011 at 09:44

    These are so pretty!! Love how you captured them! Followed your link from WhipperBerry. Hugs, antonella :-)

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    Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z
    Freitag, der 20. Mai 2011 at 12:08

    Beautiful pictures and great blog carnival. I am now following you, I hope you will follow me back at http://www.glutenfreewithjudee.blogspot.com

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    Tracy
    Freitag, der 20. Mai 2011 at 12:53

    pretty! these are my all time favorite flowers and I have lots growing in my yard. my grandmother and mother grew them and they always remind me of them.

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    Mindy
    Freitag, der 20. Mai 2011 at 16:23

    I have some in my yard and LOVE them, but they’re awfully naughty little critters.

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    Meg
    Samstag, der 21. Mai 2011 at 05:04

    Oh, such a beautiful flower…thank you for sharing those interesting tidbits with us!! Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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    Ruthie's Renewed Treasures
    Samstag, der 21. Mai 2011 at 21:03

    Absolutely lovely! Love! Ruthie

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    ElisabethAndrée
    Sonntag, der 22. Mai 2011 at 10:25

    I have them in my garden too. 20 years ago my mother and father gave me some from their own garden and now my Lilies of the Valley are blooming again. Love your pictures.

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    Maggie
    Sonntag, der 22. Mai 2011 at 11:06

    Such little beauties aren’t they? Here in France we know them as Muguets, it’s an an annual May Day tradition to buy a pot or small posy to give as a gift to friends and family.

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    Sylvie Créative
    Sonntag, der 22. Mai 2011 at 13:14

    So nice! In May I did a craft with them with foam ;)

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    Katherines Corner
    Sonntag, der 22. Mai 2011 at 22:42

    beautiful! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I’m following now. I hope you’ll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello and maybe even enter my latest giveaway. Hugs!

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    Mary
    Montag, der 23. Mai 2011 at 20:16

    Thank you for sharing your photography of one of my favorite flowers on Masterpiece Monday! And for including the interesting facts about it, huh, you learn something new everyday! Have a great week, Mary :O)

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    Cherished Bliss
    Dienstag, der 24. Mai 2011 at 14:56

    These are beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up : )

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    KK
    Freitag, der 27. Mai 2011 at 04:58

    I adore Lily of the Valley. I have a few and they are sooo beautiful. Your pictures are delightful. Have a great weekend.

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