{floral friday}

{floral friday #21}

{floral friday #21}
Welcome to another {floral Friday}!! Can you believe it's already July?! Half of the year 2011 is already over, wow!
What is your plan for the weekend?
I'm sharing these pretty hydrangeas with you today - another beautiful bloom from my mom's backyard. ;)
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A few facts about hydrangeas:
  • The name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor", meaning water, and "angos", meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to "water barrel", referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. (source)
  • The hydrangea is the 4th wedding anniversary flower.
  • Hydrangeas are one of very few plants that accumulate aluminum. Aluminum is released from acidic soils, and forms complexes in the hydrangea flower giving them their blue color. (source)

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24 Comments

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 09:19 AM

    Hydrangea's are one of my favourite flowers. My mum used to have 3 large bushes under the kitchen window. They were just splendid.
    Designer Marnie skillings designed her wedding around hydrangeas – the images were awesome! :)

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    Ruth
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 09:37 AM

    Another gorgeous floral post! The white hydrangeas are absolutely beautiful!

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    Greta
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Hydrangeas are definitely my favorite flower — you captured them beautifully in your photos!

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    Just Jaime
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 02:47 PM

    Beautiful photos!

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    Johnnie
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 04:20 PM

    Lovely!

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    the cape on the corner
    Friday July 1st, 2011 at 05:48 PM

    i just love hydrangea! i'm going to get some eventually. i hope, lol.

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    Sam Findlay
    Saturday July 2nd, 2011 at 09:21 AM

    lovely photos!

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    Bless by Tone
    Saturday July 2nd, 2011 at 09:36 AM

    Beautiful pictures – I just got a pink hydrangea from my students!

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    Mami Made It
    Saturday July 2nd, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    I love hydrangeas but mine are in pink. As the most flowers in my garden ;)
    Have a great weekend!

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    simplydesigning.blogspot.com
    Saturday July 2nd, 2011 at 01:59 PM

    So beautiful!

    Ashley
    http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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    Lynda @ {ubersavvy}
    Sunday July 3rd, 2011 at 09:47 AM

    Hydrangeas are one of my favourites. They remind me of my Nan. Unfortunately, I never acquired her knack for keeping them alive. Lovely shots

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    ♥ Miss Tea
    Monday July 4th, 2011 at 08:29 AM

    hydrangeas are beautiful! love all your photos, i cant believe it's already middle of the year too! time sure flies!

    Susan

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    Jill
    Monday July 4th, 2011 at 08:41 AM

    I never knew that about the aluminium and the colour! such beautiful flowers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Tina
    Monday July 4th, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Beautiful flowers! :) I like the blue!

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    Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee)
    Monday July 4th, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Beautiful flowers! Gorgeous blue! Fantastic shots too! Thanks for sharing:) Love your space here..
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    Stacey
    Monday July 4th, 2011 at 07:29 PM

    So beautiful. Blue hydrangeas are my absolute favorites. I never knew they were the fourth anniversary flower, which is a bummer because we've already passed it by.

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    Peace Love & Poop
    Tuesday July 5th, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    These always smell so good!

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    Peace Love & Poop
    Tuesday July 5th, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    These always smell so good!

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    Peace Love & Poop
    Tuesday July 5th, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    These always smell so good!

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    Meg
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 04:53 AM

    I just love hydrangeas. Sigh…

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    Collette
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 06:13 AM

    How funny, I just did a blog post on my Hydrangeas. Tis the season for my most loved flower! Beautiful pictures! Your Moms Hydrangeas are gorgeous!

    I have three large bushes under my kitchen window as well. Enjoy them they are gone to soon :)

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    Tasha Anderson
    Thursday July 7th, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    Hydrangeas are my absolute fave flowers! I have huge bushes all along the front of my house and walkway. They are puttin on a show right now!
    Thanks for joining the party! It's every Thursday Rain or Shine, pink or no pink…
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    LisaWeidknecht
    Thursday July 7th, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    I'm a new follower, here from the Thursday hop. I hope you'll follow me back at http://www.weidknecht.com!

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    AmieAnn
    Monday July 11th, 2011 at 09:48 AM

    These are beautiful! Loving the purple! Thanks for sharing some beauty with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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