{floral friday}

{floral friday #24}

{floral friday #24}
Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a wonderful week and now have a wonderful start into the weekend!
This week's featured flower is the lupine - I photographed (guess where?!) in my mom's backyard. ;)
I love the looks of lupines. Beautiful!

 

image source

 

A few facts about lupines:
  • There are more than 300 varieties of lupine plants around the world.
  • Lupine plants have the ability to fix nitrogen levels in the soil. (source)
  • Lupines come in blue, pink, white, yellow and purple. The flowers are useful for dyeing cloth. (source)
  • The scent of lupine blossoms is like that of honey.

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18 Comments

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    Ruth
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Oh! How beautiful! I love lupins! Thanks for brightening my day!

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    Karin M.
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Deine rosa Lupinen sind wunderschön…
    LG: Karin

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    Joyful
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    I love the Lupine too!

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    elke
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 01:08 PM

    Die Lupinen gefallen mir sehr gut, klasse Fotos!

    lg
    elke

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    Robin
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 01:15 PM

    Gorgeous!

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    Lydia
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 02:19 PM

    These flowers are absolutely gorgeous!! They are very interesting, I haven't seen many like them before

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    Mindy
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 02:39 PM

    So when do I get to see her yard in full view? :o)

    My lupine is done until next year. It's so pretty.!

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    Tina
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 02:40 PM

    Thanks for joining us on *Weekendflowers* with this lovely photo! Have a great weekend! LG Tina

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    Rach H
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 03:02 PM

    I love your floral fridays! Thanks for sharing this at my party again! Have a great weekend!

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    Katherines Corner
    Friday July 22nd, 2011 at 05:58 PM

    absolutely gorgeous! ♥

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    Lorie
    Saturday July 23rd, 2011 at 09:15 PM

    Beautiful!! I wish I had these in my garden!

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    Brandi
    Sunday July 24th, 2011 at 03:33 AM

    your mom's yard must be gorgeous. you always feature the most beautiful flowers from her garden.

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    Clytie
    Sunday July 24th, 2011 at 02:47 PM

    Our lupines have gone to seed already, but they are all blue! I've never seen this color lupine before – it's quite beautiful!

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    Easy To Be Gluten Free
    Monday July 25th, 2011 at 04:00 PM

    Gorgeous photos!

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    Carmella
    Monday July 25th, 2011 at 07:58 PM

    so pretty…Thanks so much for sharing with Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop, I am co-hosting this week and I was so happy to come across this beautiful post there!

    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    Tuesday July 26th, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Beautiful flowers! I love seeing which ones you feature each week!

    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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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Tuesday July 26th, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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    Ashley
    Saturday July 30th, 2011 at 08:53 PM

    beautiful!!! as always:)

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