{floral friday}

{floral friday #55}

Happy {floral friday}! I hope ya'll will have  a wonderful start into the weekend and have lots of fun plans for your days off!

Today's flower is the pansy. I found these little beauties at the flower market last week and just had to get them to make our balcony look a little more like spring. ;)

A few more facts about pansies:

  • The name pansy is from the French word pensie, meaning thought or remembrance. {source}
  • The leaves of the pansy are edible, have a minty flavor and are high in vitamin A and C.
  • These flowers are used to make syrup; to flavor honey; to garnish green salads, punch bowls and sugar bowls; and as candied caked decorations and dye.
  • The delicate, sweet fragrance of the pansy flower is most evident in the early morning and at dusk, with the yellow or blue pansy flowers emitting the strongest scent. {source}

 

I'm partying here! ♥

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40 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Elisabeth Andrée
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 12:32

    Pansies are sweet little flowers, you’ve capture them beautifully in the picture. Nice to read the information you have written:)

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    Christine
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 12:59

    J’adores les pensées!! Elles sont une de mes fleurs préférées!! haha Sorry I had to throw in some French!

    I adore pansies.!! They are one of my favorite flowers!!

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    Hanne Bente
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 13:57

    Great pictures of some beautiful pansies.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 18:24

      Mange tak! I think that’s about all the Danish I know, sorry.. ;)
      Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend as well!
      Greetings from Germany to Denmark!

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    I am LOVD
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 14:55

    And, they are so resilient! Even after a hard frost, they perk up by noon and are as good as new!

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    guild-rez - Canada
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 15:43

    Die Blume ist das Lächeln der Pflanze.
    Das kann man von Deinen lieblichen Stiefmütterchenfotos sagen:)
    Just lovely…
    Gisela

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 18:35

      Vielen, lieben Dank, Gisela! :)
      Stiefmütterchen sehen wirklich so aus als hätten Sie ein Lächeln im „Gesicht“.
      Ich hoffe Du verlebst ein wundervolles Wochenende!

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    Nana Diana
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 18:25

    Beautiful little „faces“ on those pansies. I love to see them and they are one of the early Spring flowers we can plant here. xo Diana

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    Gwen
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 18:42

    Pansies are such delicate beauties! I have some wild ones growing in my flower beds…they make me happy!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 18:37

      The way they smile at you, you just have to smile back and be happy! ;)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
      Hugs to you!!

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    Lorraine
    Sonntag, der 29. April 2012 at 00:51

    SO pretty, Vanessa! Gorgeous photos too!

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    Katy @ Lolly Linens
    Sonntag, der 29. April 2012 at 03:20

    Love your Johnny Jump Ups! I have them in my yard!

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    Diane
    Sonntag, der 29. April 2012 at 03:31

    I agree with all the other comments – their sweet little faces and how they can survive beneath snow. For some reason pansies always make me think of my late grandmother. They seem so comforting. Your little flowerpots do look like springtime just walked onto your porch :) sending hugs, diane

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    The House at Bluebird Lane
    Sonntag, der 29. April 2012 at 07:13

    Great photos! Little purple pansies are such sweet little flowers. Thanks for sharing. :-) Have a great weekend.

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Sonntag, der 29. April 2012 at 13:13

    so lovely! thanks for joining us :)

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    Heather
    Montag, der 30. April 2012 at 05:13

    I love your pictures every Friday, and always learn about a new one. All are so beautiful.
    I have pansy in my home right now in out kitchen window, They make me smile every time I am washing dishes.
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather

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    Cath Elizabeth
    Montag, der 30. April 2012 at 09:59

    These are such great, eye catching photos! Love the purple, you’ve reminded me how much I miss having pansies in my garden, I might have to plant some of my own :)

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    angie
    Montag, der 30. April 2012 at 13:24

    such a great idea! please come by and link up on my blog! :)

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    Claire
    Montag, der 30. April 2012 at 17:03

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful flower, Vanessa!

    I always look forward to your Floral Friday posts : )

    I thought of you this morning as I was writing about my most recent project – garden planters filled with pansies. Such a happy flower!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    Imelda
    Montag, der 30. April 2012 at 18:48

    What sweet pansies these are. Gorgeous photos all. :-)

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    Jody
    Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 04:38

    Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays! I love pansies, our photos are awesome…

    Jody

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    Jill
    Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 05:55

    We always used to have pansies in our garden growing up! Such gorgeous little flowers!

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

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Donnerstag, der 3. Mai 2012 at 04:59

    I love pansies, I like to use them here in late winter, very early spring, they are so cold tolerate. You have to smile when you look at them., such pretty faces. Also love learning about flowers. thanks for your knowledge on them. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

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    Sarah
    Freitag, der 4. Mai 2012 at 04:49

    I love taking pictures of flowers. Just today I was outside taking pictures of my lilacs. These pictures are beautiful.

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    Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life!
    Samstag, der 5. Mai 2012 at 22:19

    I love pansies! Thanks for linking up.

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    Marilyn
    Dienstag, der 8. Mai 2012 at 15:36

    Sooo beautiful.. I love purple and your photos are simply stunning.. ;)) I have a linky happening for Finagle A Foto *Best of the week*, would you care to share pweease..? http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/05/finagle-foto-11-12-snapping-away.html thanks SO much lovely.. xoxoxo..

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    Melanie
    Mittwoch, der 9. Mai 2012 at 21:23

    BEAUTIFUL shots! Love the pop of my favorite color!

    Thanks for linking up w/ us for Finagle a Foto!!

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