{floral friday}

{floral friday #61}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

This beautiful and delicate looking flower is “sponsored” by my wonderful mom. I’m so happy that I can borrow pictures from her every now and then to post on my blog and share with you. She really has an eye for unusual flowers. This blue beauty is called Agapanthus or “Lily of the Nile”.


A few facts about the Agapanthus:

  • Agapanthus plants are native to South Africa.
  • Other common name for Agapanthus is “Blue African Lily” and “African Lily”.
  • The name of this flower is derived from the Greek word Agape which means love and athhos, which is Greek for flower. {source}

I’m partying here! ♥

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24 Kommentare

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    Caitlin
    Freitag, der 8. Juni 2012 at 14:01

    I live in South Africa and Agapanthus truely are so beautiful. Have a few planted in my garden :)

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    I am LOVD
    Freitag, der 8. Juni 2012 at 14:43

    I love that shade of purple! So soft and delicate. I wish I had another room in my house available so I can paint the walls a shade of that flower — ooo how soothing it would be!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 8. Juni 2012 at 22:15

      Ooh.. That would look beautiful!
      Thanks for leaving some sweet comment love, Lilly! :)
      I hope you’re doing well and will have a fabulous weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Katie
    Samstag, der 9. Juni 2012 at 02:36

    I love the purple and white in this flower!

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    Hrandica
    Samstag, der 9. Juni 2012 at 09:07

    Beautiful photo. Nice capture.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    Sabine
    Samstag, der 9. Juni 2012 at 16:15

    Liebe Vanessa,
    ich habe heute in mein Post auf Deine Bastelidee für Washitape hingewiesen und deinen Blog verlinkt. ich hoffe, das ist für Dich in Ordnung. Wenn nicht, so bitte ich um eine kurze Nachricht, dann ändere ich es ab.
    viele Grüße
    Sabine

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sonntag, der 10. Juni 2012 at 13:00

      Vielen Dank für die liebe Nachricht, Sabine! Ich danke Dir für den Link zurück zu meinem Washitape! :)
      Ich hoffe Du hast ein schönes Wochenende!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Vanessa

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sonntag, der 10. Juni 2012 at 12:31

    Beautiful pictures again, Vanessa!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sonntag, der 10. Juni 2012 at 13:04

      Thanks a bunch, Andrée!
      Our weekend has been great so far. We watched the Germany — Portugal soccer game last night. It was kinda boring, but at least Germany scored a goal. :)
      Are you following the European cup?
      I hope your weekend is a great one!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Donata from DK's Craft Cafe
    Sonntag, der 10. Juni 2012 at 15:00

    We also have Agapanthus all over the place here in Australia :)
    It’s one of my favorites. So glad you like it too.
    They also come in white and, when the plant is older, they bloom in beautiful big, white balls — fantastic!
    One more thing — once they’re established in your garden, they are very strong and almost nothing can destroy them.
    A great plant to have!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 11. Juni 2012 at 21:07

      Ooh, I so wish I had a backyard to grow all those wonderful plants in! :)
      Thanks for the additional facts, Donata!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    julie
    Sonntag, der 10. Juni 2012 at 18:56

    Those are very pretty. Have a great week.

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    Katherine
    Montag, der 11. Juni 2012 at 15:46

    gorgeous!!! xo

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    Debra Kapellakis
    Montag, der 11. Juni 2012 at 17:59

    So pretty and so calming to look at.

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    Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen
    Dienstag, der 12. Juni 2012 at 19:13

    What lovely photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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    Jessi
    Donnerstag, der 14. Juni 2012 at 22:56

    Wow that last shot is gorgeous! I love the blue and white stripes! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Fun In Functional; I love seeing the flowers each Friday!

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    Christine
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 21:04

    Sooo pretty!! YAY for Moms with flower gardens hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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