{floral friday}

{floral friday #27}

{floral friday #27}
Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!
This week I'm sharing the Gladiolus with you. I picked up these beauties at a self-picking flower field outside of town a little while back and gave them to my mom. She took these wonderful pictures in return. ;)
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A few facts about Gladioli:
  • Gladiolus was named for the shape of its leaves and stems from the Latin word gladius, meaning "sword". (source)
  • Due to this fact, the Gladiolus is also known as sword lily.
  • Gladioli are summer flowers and bloom between May and October.

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22 Comments

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    Becky
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 07:58 AM

    What an incredible flower. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Ruth
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Beautiful! your photos are exquisite as usual. :-)

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    Tina
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 02:03 PM

    Thanks for joining us on
    *WEEKENDFLOWERS*
    with your lovely flowers :) Have a nice weekend! LG Tina

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    Cecilia Artista
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 02:31 PM

    Beautiful gladioulus!
    Nice photos!

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    ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 03:35 PM

    I'm your newest follower!! Lovely place you have here!! :) Have a great weekend, would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime too! xo

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    Johnnie
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 04:07 PM

    Lovely, as usual! Have a great weekend, friend.

    Johnnie

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    Joyful
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 05:16 PM

    Beautiful!

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    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 05:37 PM

    So pretty! I really like Glads a lot, but can't get them to grown. :(

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    Karin M.
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    …wundervolle Blüten…ich mag die Gladiolen….
    LG: Karin

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    Pieces of Sunshine
    Saturday August 13th, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Lovely photos! Gladiolus are beautiful flowers.

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    Veronica
    Monday August 15th, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Just love these colours. they are my favourite.

    Veronica
    http://www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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    Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com
    Monday August 15th, 2011 at 03:43 PM

    Just beautiful!

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    www.designgivesback.com
    Monday August 15th, 2011 at 06:33 PM

    Breathtaking they're so beautiful! I hope you can join our Miracle Makeover blog party to support a great cause and see a story about a family that will melt your heart. Visit http://www.designgivesback.com to watch the video, for every comment left DGB will donate $1 to Friends of Kids with Cancer/Miracle Makeover. I hope to see you there!

    Many Thanks,

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    Jill
    Tuesday August 16th, 2011 at 04:50 AM

    simply stunning 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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    Ashley
    Tuesday August 16th, 2011 at 03:28 PM

    very pretty!

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    Cherished Bliss
    Wednesday August 17th, 2011 at 02:01 AM

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kelly
    Thursday August 18th, 2011 at 04:01 PM

    So beautiful.. I love how you included some facts! Thank you for sharing!

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    DeniseAngela
    Thursday August 18th, 2011 at 05:29 PM

    Visiting you from frugalisicious……beautiful coral photos!

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    Tanya Anurag
    Thursday August 18th, 2011 at 07:05 PM

    These flowers are very beautiful.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

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    Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com
    Monday August 22nd, 2011 at 01:37 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your gladiolas at at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Vanessa!

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    Katie
    Wednesday August 24th, 2011 at 01:18 PM

    LOVE your floral photography!

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    Jami
    Monday August 29th, 2011 at 05:01 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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