{floral friday}

{floral friday #35}

{floral friday #35}

 

Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
Do you guys have any fun plans for this weekend?
The hubby and I are dog sitting the possibly cutest dog ever today.
Let me introduce you to Pepper:
Okay, back to the floral part now.. This week I wanted to share with you, what I found at the flower market a couple days ago: Ornamental cabbage. I have never really thought about using cabbage as flowers, but it’s growing on me. ;) The center kind of looks like a rose bloom and I think it would make for some great table decorations.
{floral friday #35}
A few facts about ornamental cabbages:
  • Ornamental cabbages are perfect for bringing some color in your flower garden during the cold fall and winter months. The white, pink, or red pigments really begin to show with frost and cold weather. The plants will get great, vivid colors below 50°F. (source)
  • Once these plants become root-bound, they will not increase in size. Even when transplanted into a larger pot or into the garden they’ll remain in the same size. (source)
  • The ornamental cabbage is a member of the Brassica, or Mustard family, which includes ordinary cabbages, kales, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collars, kohlrabi, rutabagas, and turnips. (source)

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13 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Freitag, der 14. Oktober 2011 at 15:26

    I need to get some and add to my fall landscaping. Beautiful!

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Freitag, der 14. Oktober 2011 at 21:12

    most i like the flower on the second pic :)
    thanks for joining weekend flowers!

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    Vanina
    Freitag, der 14. Oktober 2011 at 22:37

    OMG Pepper looks exactly like my dog Juancho!

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    Gwen @ The Bold Abode
    Samstag, der 15. Oktober 2011 at 01:08

    What a sweet puppy! I had a Lhasa Apsa that looked like Pepper… Sweetest dog ever.

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    Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Samstag, der 15. Oktober 2011 at 02:15

    I’ve not tried this, but I’ve heard that if you put food coloring in the water, they will take on that color in the lighter areas of the ‘cabbage.’ ??

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    Kim, USA
    Samstag, der 15. Oktober 2011 at 03:24

    This is awesome I love it!

    Mums

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    Katherines Corner
    Samstag, der 15. Oktober 2011 at 16:34

    we saw ornamental cabbage used in floral arrangements for the first time when we stopped at Pikes Market in Seattle. But lets talk about that dog, Oh my goodness…what a face. Make me think of my wonderful dog ( rip) she was a cockapoo. Looked similar to this one, She was a constant companion for 16 years. Hugs and sincere wishes for a beautiful weekend xo

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    ShonEjai
    Sonntag, der 16. Oktober 2011 at 03:56

    Beautiful photos! Great job!

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    Jill
    Montag, der 17. Oktober 2011 at 22:18

    Oh I’d quite forgotten about these! we used to see ornamental cabbages everywhere in Japan! They really do look lovely!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Kyra
    Mittwoch, der 19. Oktober 2011 at 13:50

    I love this idea to use the cabbages! Beautiful!

    New follower from Whims Wednesday- hope you’ll come visit and follow back.

    Kyra @ caramelpotatoes.com

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    Lexi
    Freitag, der 21. Oktober 2011 at 01:18

    He is the cutest puppy.
    I love the cabbages too.

    Lexi
    http://cupcakedaydreamer.blogspot.com/

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    Jami
    Montag, der 24. Oktober 2011 at 18:58

    Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    Chris
    Montag, der 14. November 2011 at 02:44

    Hi there, what an adorable dog. The cabbages make lovely fall decorations. Many people use them in their gardens here where I live. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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