{floral friday}

{floral friday #26}

{floral friday #26}
Happy Friday and welcome to this week's {floral friday}!
What's ahead for you this weekend? Any fun plans? :)
The hubby and I are going to dog sit on Saturday and are invited out for a birthday on Sunday. I hope the weather will stay nice enough this weekend to go for long walks with the dog and to be able to spend the birthday outside in the backyard. ;)
The flower I'm sharing with you today is the dahlia. Beautiful, isn't she?
image source
A few facts about dahlias:
  • The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. (source)
  • There are more than 30 species and over 20,000 cultivars of dahlias.
  • Dahlias start blooming in mid-to-late July (depending on the location and the cultivar) and bloom continuously until frost kills the plant. (source)

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    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 08:52 AM

    Gorgeous dahlias! The hues are really beautiful in the photos you showed. I had to post that last photo on Pintrest!

    I'm going to have a quiet weekend – it's far too long since I've had one of those. With maybe some sewing and cooking and blogging involved too.

    I also need to go to a pet shop for basics such as bowls etc because we are getting a puppy in two weeks!! Yikes!

    Have a great weekend!

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    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 09:22 AM

    Thanks for joining us on *Weekendflowers* with this lovely blossoms. Hope to see you on sunday for voting! :) LG Tina


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    Karin M.
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Das sind faszinierende Aufnahmen…du hast die Blüten wunderbar dargestellt…super…
    LG: Karin

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    Five of US
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 04:47 PM

    The first dahlia I ever saw was not a real one. These are gorgeous! And the peachy pinks and yellows are amazing. Loving these!

    -(non)Working Girl

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    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 06:46 AM

    Completely gorgeous!!!

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    Rach H
    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 06:59 AM

    Thanks for linking these at my party on Family Ever After. I am always looking forward to seeing your beautiful flowers at my link party!

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    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 07:21 AM

    I love dahlias and these are gorgeous. Beautiful macro shots.

    Happy Weekend!

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    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 09:31 AM

    Gorgeous macros.

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    Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at 03:04 AM

    Just beautiful!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at 01:12 AM

    This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 05:11 AM

    One word- beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I hope you can join Design Gives Back for our Miracle Makeover reveal August 12-18 at http://www.designgivesback.com. I hope to see you there!


    Sherry, The DGB Team

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    Tanya Anurag
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 09:14 PM

    The dahlia in that second picture is amazingly beautiful. It's absolutely flawless and the color is so good too :) I just cannot stop admiring it.

    Thanks for linking. The party for this week – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner – is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.

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    petite hermine
    Saturday August 13th, 2011 at 06:11 AM

    Those dahlias are GORGEOUS!

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    Monday August 15th, 2011 at 04:36 PM

    Your dahlias are just gorgeous! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

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