{floral friday}

{floral friday #62}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

I love Azaleas. Especially when they're still in bud. Today's pictures were also taken at the botanical garden. I need to go back soon for another photo shoot. I can't wait to see what's in bloom right now. ;)


A few facts about Azaleas:

  • Azaleas are members of the genus Rhododendron.
  • Azaleas require a minimum of 3 hours of sun in order to produce numerous flower buds.
  • Buds for the next year's flowering begin to form within a few months after blooming. {source}
  • In China, the azalea flower is thought to be a strong symbol of womanhood. In other parts of the world they are thought to represent passion and fragility. {source}

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21 Kommentare

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    Nana Diana
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 14:15

    Vanessa- What beautiful blooms! Love them-xo Diana

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    Maggie
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 14:40

    Lovely post! Thanks for the info :) Chris‘ Mum gave us an azalia last year and it’s flowered but doesn’t look particualrly healthy. I wonder if it needs to be moved to another spot in the garden ;) Maggie xx

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 21:21

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Maggie! :)
      Unfortunately I don’t have much experience with backyard gardening (we only have a small balcony), so I probably won’t be of much help.. The only things I can think of is frost or watering. But it might help to move the plant to another spot as well. Some plants are picky. ;)
      xoxo! Vanessa

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    Gwen
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 14:49

    We grew up with a yard full of pink and rose-colored Azaleas… Loads of memories!

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    Gunilla
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 15:41

    So beautiful! I love azaleas and rhododendrons.

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    julie
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 19:58

    How pretty the bud color is awesome it looks like fire. What a pretty flower thanks for shareing, God bless you and yours.

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    Julie
    Freitag, der 15. Juni 2012 at 20:12

    I love your pictures …. they reflect my enjoyment of the beautiful nature! I wish you a wonderful sunny weekend last spring this year! Julie ♥

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Samstag, der 16. Juni 2012 at 14:48

    thanks for your lovely weekend flowers! :)

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    Chris
    Samstag, der 16. Juni 2012 at 22:43

    Wunderschöne Fotos!

    LG
    Chris

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    Liz
    Sonntag, der 17. Juni 2012 at 02:57

    What a great choice to photograph…and so well composed and shot. Thanks for sharing something so pretty. Makes me think about adding even more lovely color to my life!
    Liz

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    Debra Kapellakis
    Mittwoch, der 20. Juni 2012 at 14:12

    Love, love, LOVELY!

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    Jill
    Donnerstag, der 21. Juni 2012 at 04:30

    Stunning flowers and pictures Vanessa!

    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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    Jessi
    Donnerstag, der 21. Juni 2012 at 20:18

    You’re totally right, the buds are pretty too! Thanks for linking this up at The Fun In Functional; I love seeing the flower each week!

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    Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop
    Montag, der 25. Juni 2012 at 19:24

    Those are gorgeous photos! I would be honored if you would come by and show some of them off on my link up sometime. I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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