{floral friday}

{floral friday #72}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

These little pretties are credited to my mom and her wonderful little garden. I love exploring all the different flowers growing in my mom's backyard and these are one of my favorites right now. Pink Geranium - beautiful!

A few facts about Geraniums:

  • Geranium flowers come in a variety of colors. These include pink, red, white, lavender, salmon and multicolors.
  • Although geranium flowers tend to have an unpleasant odor, some varieties have scented foliage that is high in aromatic oils such as lemon, lime, rose, mint, pineapple, apple and nutmeg. {source}
  • Extracted from the plant's stem and leaves, the oils are used as an astringent to improve skin and muscles, as a cytophylactic to promote healthy cell growth and as an antibacterial oil to prevent infection in cuts and wounds.
  • Other uses for geranium essential oil are as a deodorant, tonic, diuretic and a cicatrisant to fade away scars and other spots on the skin. {source}

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17 Kommentare

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    Linda Makiej Photography
    Samstag, der 22. September 2012 at 04:36

    …very lovely!!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Samstag, der 22. September 2012 at 12:09

    In the Netherlands, the saying goes „sitting behind the geraniums“, I do not know how I can translate that. It is not something positive, it is about (old) people who are inactive.. I have bright pink geraniums in a bright green pot on the garden table and I think they smell nice. Anyway, beautiful photos again Vanessa!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sonntag, der 23. September 2012 at 20:44

      Hehe, I guess geraniums are kinda old-people-flowers. So, it does make sense. ;)
      Than you so much for always leaving some comment love!
      Hugs to you!
      Vanessa

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    Gunilla
    Samstag, der 22. September 2012 at 16:22

    Very pretty!

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    Nicole
    Sonntag, der 23. September 2012 at 00:12

    Beautiful photo … I love the flower pics that you share each week.

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    Modern Mom
    Sonntag, der 23. September 2012 at 09:23

    Beautiful blooms!

    Pink and White Lantana

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    Chris
    Sonntag, der 23. September 2012 at 20:52

    Lovely flowers!

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    Jody
    Mittwoch, der 26. September 2012 at 07:10

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful flower on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the photos.

    Jody

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    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Donnerstag, der 27. September 2012 at 01:44

    Hey Vanessa,
    I look forward to your Floral Friday Post every week in my email.. I am a big fan of your blog. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    Kathie
    Dienstag, der 2. Oktober 2012 at 03:27

    These pink geraniums are so pretty! I never knew there were so many uses for them! Thanks for sharing at Gettin‘ Krafty With It!

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    Debra
    Dienstag, der 9. Oktober 2012 at 08:37

    Geraniums grow almost as well as weeds here, Greece. That is a pretty specimen.

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