{floral friday #7}

March 25, 2011


{floral friday #7}

Welcome to another Floral Friday!

Yesterday I went to the hardware store and of course couldn’t walk past the plant section.. I totally fell in love with this little guy! A calceolaria, also known as pocketbook flower. Doesn’t it have the coolest looking blossoms?

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A few facts about the calceolaria:
  • Calceolaria in Latin means shoemaker
  • Other common names are: pocketbook flower, lady’s purse, slipper flower and slipperwort
  • Flowering time is early spring through late summer
  • Unfortunately they will only bloom once
  • Calceolarias like cool temperatures

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Comments

  1. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says:

    Oh I love these! Gorgeous photos! I love your Floral Fridays!
    Jo-Anna

  2. Beautiful! Love the bright colors:)

  3. Opal Stevens says:

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  4. Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor | Home Accents says:

    They are different, but beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it. Such vibrant colors. I wish I could grow them here, but to warm year round.

  5. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Thank you for commenting! I love reading your comments! :)

  6. Krafty Kat says:

    So colorful and unique, thanks for sharing!

  7. petite hermine says:

    Thanks for linking up last week! I hope to see another of your posts this week! :) http://petitehermine.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-linky-party-9-goodies.html

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