{floral friday #11}

April 22, 2011


{floral friday #11}
Welcome to this week’s floral friday!

The other day I went over to a friend’s house and saw that their beautiful japanese cherry tree in their front yard was blooming. I asked if it was okay for me to cut off a couple branches to share with you this week. Don’t worry, the tree is huge! ;)
Now, our kitchen has the scent of this wonderful cherry blossoms. Beautiful!

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A few facts about the cherry blossom:
  • The cherry tree is also known as sakura tree.
  • The cherry flowers only bloom for about a week and only once a year.
  • In Japan “Hanami”, wich literally means “flower viewing”, is celebrated each year and picnic parties are held underneath the cherry trees.
  • In 1912, Japan gifted 3000 sakura trees to the U.S. to celebrate the growing friendship between the two nations. This gift was renewed in 1965 with 3800 sakura trees. They line the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.

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Comments

  1. How lovely:) I wish I was there to smell that beautiful scent:)
    xo
    Eleni

  2. Expat with Kids says:

    What a lovely photo of the cherry trees. Thanks for the insight about cherry trees.
    Have a Happy Easter.

  3. these are so beautiful. your photography is divine! I wish we would get a non cloudy day around here so I could take some photos of blooms!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  4. Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor says:

    I love the cherry trees. I would just love to smell them. Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture’s.

  5. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! :)

  6. Natalia Lynn says:

    Beautiful! Thanks again for linking up!

  7. Christine says:

    beautiful! Have you ever been to a Cherry Blossom festival? fun stuff.….

  8. Debbie @ OtRD says:

    Just beautiful!!

  9. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Thank you so much!! :)

    @ Christine: Unfortunately I’ve never been to a Cherry Blossom festival, it sounds like so much fun though!

  10. Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations says:

    I love cherry blossoms! they are so pretty! Great pictures! :)

  11. Cherry trees are my favorite. I wish they bloomed all year long. A couple weeks ago when they were blooming, I was so jealous of my neighbor who has one in her front yard!

  12. What gorgeous photos! I love the collage you put together!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  13. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

  14. MessyMissy says:

    Just lovely photos. I wish I had a cherry tree nearby!! But, our crab apples will be blooming wildly in a about a month, so that will be close enough. Thanks for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party!!

  15. Your photos are gorgeous! I would LOVE to have a cherry tree! I’m so glad you linked your lovely photos to the Tuesday To Do party! Can’t wait to see what lovely you post next!
    smiles!
    Jami

  16. Krafty Kat says:

    I just love your floral Friday posts! We live near a town that has a cherry blossom festival every year! Quite an event! thanks for sharing!

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