{floral friday #4}

February 25, 2011


Has it already been a week since the last floral friday?!

This week’s featured flower is the crocus.
I bought this little beauty in the above animation about 2 weeks ago and documented it’s growth for about a week. You could literally watch it grow!

Unfortunately we don’t have a back yard, so anything we grow needs to be grown in our apartment.. I don’t really have a green thumb, but I do my best to keep our plants alive. ;)

photo source
A few facts about the crocus:
  • there are about 80 species of crocuses.
  • crocuses come in a wide range of colors. Most commonly, however, are white, mauve and yellow.
  • the leaves are grass-like.
  • the small orange-red center of the crocus is the source of saffron.
  • the name comes from the Greek krokos and means “saffron yellow”.








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Comments

  1. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says:

    Very very pretty! Love the animation!
    Jo-Anna

  2. Laura-A Goddess of Frugality says:

    New GFC follower from Boost My Blog Friday. Lovely blog:)

    Laura
    http://www.agoddessoffrugality.com

  3. Love the animation!
    How did you do it? Would love to do it also sometime.

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Shanae Branham says:

    What a beautiful photo bouquet! I love bright colors. I had no idea that crocus was even a flower. Thank you for sharing! By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

  5. Glenda Cates says:

    Very Pretty flowers. I stopped by from Boost My Blog and I am following you on GFC now.

  6. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Thank you all for your awesome comments!!

    @ Vera: I used Photoshop to create the animations. I could do a tutorial if you’re interested, but I only have Photoshop in German. I don’t know if it’ll help with the screenshots. ;)

  7. Very very pretty! Love the animation!
    Jo-Anna

  8. Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com says:

    Hopped over from the blog hop. Lovely blog! New GFC follower! Stop by and visit:
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

  9. A Vintage Vine says:

    Great post! I love those flowers…my bulbs are blooming and I am loving it!

  10. muralimanohar says:

    What a very cool way to feature it! So lovely!

  11. Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decorations says:

    I love the crocus. I use to have them when I lived in Kansas and even the Dallas area, but down here in the Houston area it isn’t cold enough for them. Like the tulip, it needs some really cold weather. They are a beautiful flower, and I’ll always remember them popping up through the snow. Thanks for sharing. Brings back memories.

  12. Vanessa, a tutorial would be great! I’m from Austria. So a tutorial in German will even be better! ;)

  13. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Thank you everyone! :)

    @ Paula Jo: I know, I was really missing those brave little Winter and early Spring flowers, like the crocus or snowdrops, poking their little heads through the snow, when I was living in Houston. :)

    @ Vera: Sobald ich einen freien Nachmittag finde, werde ich mich daran machen ein kleines Tutorial zu basteln. ;) Liebe Grüße!!

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