{floral friday}

{floral friday #42}

 

Happy Friday and welcome to this week's {floral friday}! I hope you've had a wonderful week so far and will have a great start into the weekend!

 

After what felt like rain for weeks straight, we are supposed to get some sunshine on Saturday and Sunday (though the temperature is supposed to drop..). So, I am really looking forward to the weekend and maybe some time outside, enjoying the sun. :)

 

This week's flower I'm sharing with you is the Calla Lily. I've been looking for some beautiful Callas ever since I got a "request" for them from one of my dear readers. A fantastic choice. Callas are strikingly beautiful and timeless. I love them and enjoy having them in my home.

 

 

 

A few facts about Calla lilies:
  • Though called a lily, Calla lilies are not really lilies.
  • The word Calla comes from the Greek term for beautiful.
  • The Calla lily roots are poisonous.
  • Cut Calla lilies last for about 4-8 days when cared for properly.
  • They're natives of South Africa, where they grow so abundantly that they're viewed as common roadside plants and are called "pig lilies." (source)

 

I'm partying here! ♥

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11 Comments

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    Gwen@theboldabode
    Friday January 13th, 2012 at 03:28 PM

    One of my absolute favorites! {besides the Gerbera Daisy}
    Your photographs are stunning…just stunning!

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake
    Saturday January 14th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Beautiful photos of such beautiful flowers!

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    I am LOVD
    Saturday January 14th, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Yes, calla lilies are so elegant. No wonder brides use bunches of them as bouquets for the weddings!

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    Just Winging It
    Saturday January 14th, 2012 at 04:01 PM

    Thank you for linking up last week for Show Your Stuff, I have this weeks edition up and running:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-your-stuff-6.html

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    Kelly
    Sunday January 15th, 2012 at 03:23 AM

    Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Sunday January 15th, 2012 at 09:44 AM

    thanks for your beautiful weekend flowers :)

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday January 15th, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Beautiful photo’s of beautiful flowers, that is a win-win situation:) Well done!

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Sunday January 15th, 2012 at 05:47 PM

    The calla lily has always been one of my mom’s favorites. These photographs are so pretty and they remind me of her :) thanks–diane

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Monday January 16th, 2012 at 05:00 AM

    I love Calla Lilies, so beautiful. I can’t imagine them being roadside plants because they are very abundant. Also didn’t know their bulb was poisonous. Here in the Midwest where I live, the bulbs are dug up before frost. I store many bulbs, cannas, daffodils, glads, calocasia. I can’t wait to share with you some of my garden in summer. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

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    Jill
    Monday January 16th, 2012 at 01:10 PM

    Beautiful flowers – and gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

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

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    Deb
    Monday January 16th, 2012 at 08:46 PM

    Lovely photos, dreamily evoking spring in the midst of our winter.

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