{floral friday}

{floral friday #46}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
I hope ya’ll are having a wonderful start into a even better weekend! Do you guys have anything fun planned?

The flower I want to share with you today is the Camellia Japonica or Japanese Camellia. I photographed this beautiful flower when the hubby and I visited the botanical garden a few weeks back.

A few facts about the Camellia Japonica:

  • The peak of the bloom of the Camellia Japonica is January and February.
  • Camellia Japonicas are native to Japan, China, Malaysia and India.
  • In June 1999, the Legislature designated the Camellia Japonica as the official state flower of Alabama. {source}
  • Camellias are an important symbol in Korean culture. They have been used in weddings there since 1200 B.C., where they represent faithfulness and longevity. {source}

I’m partying here! ♥

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake
    Friday February 17th, 2012 at 07:05 PM

    I love camelias! My mom had some growing in her yard, but they looked a little different than this. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

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    Friday February 17th, 2012 at 07:39 PM

    Lovely photo.
    my white Camelia is in bud and should open soon, I hope I manage to capture such lovely images.


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    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com
    Sunday February 19th, 2012 at 01:31 AM

    Hi Vanessa! I just found your blog — so glad I did!! I saw your link on the Craft Envy Saturday Spotlight Link Party. (I linked up an easy and inexpensive French Gray Kitchen Towel DIY.)

    I love camelias too — we have a lot of them here in Virginia! Your pictures are beautiful.

    I am your newest follower.

    Please come visit my blog and say hello. I love visitors and comments! Lets keep in touch with GFC/LF!

    Have a great weekend!

    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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    Friday February 24th, 2012 at 07:57 AM

    Stunning flower Vanessa!

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

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    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
    Sunday February 26th, 2012 at 01:40 PM

    These are stunning.. just love the bright pink color! Thanks for sharing some natural beauty with the Pink Hippo Party!

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