{floral friday #52}

April 6, 2012


Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
I found these little pretties a few days ago at the flower market and had to think of my sweet bloggy friend, Veronica, when I read the name — guess what it is! Veronica! ;)

A few facts about the Veronica:

  • Veronicas come in a variety of colors that range from white to pale blue and violet to ink-blue and pink.
  • Veronica’s common name is spiked speedwell.
  • The scientific name is epithet spicata which means “grows in spikes”.
  • The name “Veronica” comes from St. Veronica, who is said to have wiped the tears from the face of Jesus as he marched to Calvary. {source}

 
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  1. I planted Speedwell (Veronica) in our garden. Attracts butterflies and other insects including hummingbirds.
    Sehr schöne Fotos!!
    Happy Easter,
    Gisela
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  2. I have the red Foxy Veronica in my flower bed, but it won’t be in bloom until late June or maybe July?

  3. These are lovely.

    Pink Tulips
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  4. So pretty. I have some of the purple in my front garden, too. It is a nice sturdy plant and stands up to the weather, too! xo Diana
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  5. Every garden needs a little purple ;-) these are stunningly beautiful. Makes me want to get to gardening…

  6. Awww, thanks for thinking about me Vanessa!!! Those flowers are gorgeous!I’ll have to check if I can find them also here. Frohe Ostern my friend!
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  7. I love the flower, Veronica. It comes back every year, now I know why I love it. Thank you for the meaning and sharing it on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a Happy Easter!

    Jody

  8. thanks for your lovely weekend flowers :)
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  9. How pretty! I’ve never heard of this one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
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  10. Love Veronica, and have a few in my garden. I loved learning that the name came from the women who wiped Jesus Face on the way to Calvary. I did not know that, I will never not think of this when I am looking at mine. Thanks for sharing your flower inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  11. You always do such a beautiful job! Such lovely pictures. I hope you have them hanging in your apartment somewhere :)

  12. These pictures are so beautiful! We’ve seen so many great Spring photographs that have really inspired us to take our cameras outside!
    Thanks for sharing this at our “Beautify It Monday” Party! Can’t wait to see you next week!
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  13. I have never even heard of Veronicas, but these are beyond gorgeous! I’ll have to find some!
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