{floral friday}

{floral friday #60}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}! Can you believe it's already June and we're at floral friday #60?!

As already mentioned back in February, the hubby and I went to the botanical garden here in Bremen. We decided to trade our one-day passes into seasonal tickets and can now go as many times as we please. Yay!!

So, the flower I'm sharing today was, of course, taken at the botanical garden! ;) The fringed iris has such pretty and delicate-looking little blooms. I wish I could grow them in our apartment..


A few facts about the fringed iris:

  • The fringed iris is a beautiful iris found in wet grassland, or at the edges of open forests.
  • The scientific name for the fringed iris is iris japonica.
  • In Chinese herbal medicine, the rhizome is used to treat injuries, and a decoction of the plant is used against bronchitis, rheumatism and internal injuries. {source}
  • The fringed iris typically is in bloom from May through July.

I'm partying here! ♥

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28 Comments

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Hello Vanessa!
    This fringed iris I have not seen before.. Cute they are, thank you for your beautiful photos:)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.!

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    heidrun
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 01:38 PM

    Dear Vanessa, very beautiful the fringed Iris ([ by the way: my sister is named Iris. ]) must looking for, to put in our garden . Thanks for your post with the lovely picts .

    Sunny Greetings To You
    by Heidrun

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday June 1st, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      Ooh, vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar, Heidrun! :)
      Ganz liebe Grüße auch an Dich! Hab ein wundervolles Wochenende!
      Vanessa

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        heidrun
        Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at 01:54 PM

        Dankeschön!

        Übrigens , verrätst Du, wo diese wunderbaren Iris für den Garten zu bekommen sind. Bin immer wieder auf der Suche nach Adressen und freue mich über Tipps.

        Sonnige Grüße
        sendet Dir, Heidrun

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    Laurel Stephens
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 02:05 PM

    This is one of the most beautiful flowers I think I’ve ever seen. How lucky you are to have a botanical garden to visit whenever you want. Photographing flowers is so satisfying, isn’t it? And you’re really GOOD at it! Thanks for sharing such beauty.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday June 1st, 2012 at 10:30 PM

      Ooh, I love taking pictures of flowers! The botanical garden really is perfect for that. ;)
      Thank you so much for your sweet message, Laurel!
      Have a fabulous weekend!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 04:12 PM

    thanks for your lovely weekend flowers! :)

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    Annchen
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 05:13 PM

    so lovely and amazing

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    Nana Diana
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 06:11 PM

    Ohhh! I am loving your fringed iris. I don;t have anything like that in my garden…..lots of irises but not like that one. I think I need to do a little hunt and search for one now- xo Diana

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday June 1st, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      I hope you’ll find some. They really are so beautiful! :)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Diana!
      Hugs to you! Vanessa

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    guild-rez - Canada
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 08:24 PM

    Very beautiful fringed Iris and .lovely pictures!!
    Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together.
    LG Gisela.

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    Pinseljulie
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 09:02 PM

    Wonderful pics!
    ♥ Julie

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    Katie
    Saturday June 2nd, 2012 at 02:31 PM

    Congrats on #60! This flower is gorgeous!

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    Jessi
    Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at 09:05 PM

    Thanks for linking this up at The Fun In Functional! I love your floral friday series, the flowers are always so beautiful and I love learning more about them!

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    julie
    Monday June 4th, 2012 at 03:28 AM

    How pretty, when I use to live in California I was able to grow then, but not out here in Arizona. I like your floral Friday’s also. Thanks for shareing, God bless you and yours.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 09:33 AM

      Oh, I can imagine how hard it is to grow flowers in Arizona..
      Thanks for your sweet comment, Julie! :)
      I hope you’re having a great week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Debra Kapellakis
    Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 07:51 AM

    I hadn’t ever seen a fringed Iris until now. It is VERY pretty.

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    Jody
    Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 09:40 PM

    Beautiful photos. I have never seen a Fringed Iris. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Lovely….

    JOdy

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    Jill
    Thursday June 7th, 2012 at 03:20 AM

    Gorgeous irises Vanessa! and how nice to be able to go to the botanical gardens whenever you please now!

    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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    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
    Monday June 11th, 2012 at 08:10 AM

    These are gorgeous.. I just love your beautiful flower photography! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hIppo~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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