{floral friday}

{floral friday #13}

{floral friday #13}
I was looking forward to this week's Floral Friday for a while now to share my #1 favorite flower with you! Pretty much since the first buds were starting to show on my two orchids that had lost all of its flowers about three months ago.
To my shame, I must admit that I don't have a so-called green thumb. Fortunately orchids are a pretty robust flower and don't mind the occasional neglect when I forgot to water them.. It is in the orchid's nature to flower for a few months and then lose all their gorgeous blooms and stay "naked" for a couple months before starting to bloom again.
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A few facts about the orchid:
  • Orchids grow on all continents, except for Antarctica.
  • The tallest orchid in the world grows as tall as 65 ft (about 20 m).
  • The oldest documented orchid lived to be 100 years old.
  • This one is a fun fact: The name orchid comes from the Greek word orchis, which means testicle. They're named this because of the shape of their bulbous roots. (source)

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12 Comments

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    Ruth
    Friday May 6th, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Beautiful and inspiring, as ever! Thanks!

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    Lindsay
    Friday May 6th, 2011 at 02:55 PM

    I love orchids as well. They are soo feminine and exotic. Also the perfect gift if you don't know what to get someone..who doesn't love a pretty bight flower!..which doesn't take much work :) I would also love to link up to your party on Sunday..Thank you for the invite! I will add your link to that page.

    Delighted Momma

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    Brandy J.
    Friday May 6th, 2011 at 04:41 PM

    STUNNING photos! I wish I had just a little of your photo talents.

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    AmberFaith
    Friday May 6th, 2011 at 06:55 PM

    Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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    Inga´s Haven
    Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 01:21 AM

    Pretty photos :)
    their my all time favorite flower as well !!

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    KAT
    Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 02:40 AM

    im inspired
    Love those flowers at close up
    KAT
    please hop on over to check out my folk art

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    Paula Jo @ Home Decor Accents
    Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Orchid's are just beautiful. I love plants, but for some reason the Orchid scares me a bit. They look like they would be so hard to grow. After reading what you wrote, maybe I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and delicate flower.

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    Angel.Pearls
    Sunday May 8th, 2011 at 03:18 PM

    Love this!! Wish you a great day/ Eva

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Sunday May 8th, 2011 at 05:10 PM

    Thanks to all you lovelies for your sweet comments! :)

    @ Paula Jo: Don't give up on the orchids! They always come back. ;)

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    imriz
    Monday May 9th, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    orchids are what we call classic plants.

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    Christine
    Monday May 9th, 2011 at 02:51 PM

    I love orchids and those are beautiful photos. Loving the teste mention too, very funny.

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    Kelly
    Saturday May 14th, 2011 at 02:05 AM

    I featured this on the Glitter Friday Spotlight!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/glitters-friday-spotlight-5-13-11.html
    xoxo
    Kelly

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