{floral friday}

{floral friday #92}

calla from {nifty thrifty things}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

It's been a while since the last {floral friday}, so I'm really excited to show such a beauty today. The pictures were taken by my talented mom, who is generously helping out with floral pictures while life is crazy busy for me. Thank you, mom! ;)

calla from {nifty thrifty things}

calla from {nifty thrifty things}

A few facts about the Calla lily:

  • Though called a lily, Calla lilies are not really lilies.
  • The word Calla comes from the Greek term for beautiful.
  • Callas are light sensitive, they search for the light source. {source}
  • The Calla lily roots are poisonous.
  • Cut Calla lilies last for about 4–8 days when cared for properly.
  • They’re natives of South Africa, where they grow so abundantly that they’re viewed as common roadside plants and are called “pig lilies.” {source}

I'm partying here! ❤

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10 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Wanda
    Samstag, der 8. Juni 2013 at 00:13

    Vanessa,
    I love Calla Lilies, my Uncle and Aunt have all over in their yard in Seattle area. I love the one with the words in the background, beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    Jenny Lynn
    Samstag, der 8. Juni 2013 at 15:18

    It is such a beautiful flower. Makes me wonder if it would grow well here in Utah, I don’t recall seeing anyone having this beautiful flower in their yards. I am going to do some checking around, as we are putting gardens in right now.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 10. Juni 2013 at 19:40

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Jenny Lynn! :)
      Have you found out whether or not they would be growing in Utah?
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    malia
    Samstag, der 8. Juni 2013 at 15:25

    Beautiful, Vanessa and Vanessa’s Mom! I learned so much! xo

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    Nicole
    Sonntag, der 9. Juni 2013 at 00:32

    Oh my gosh, this flower is gorgeous! Your mom did a wonderful job on the photos.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sonntag, der 9. Juni 2013 at 10:28

    How beautiful, both the flower and the pictures of it. Love to look at it!

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