{floral friday}

{floral friday #70}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

Things are a bit crazy around here at the moment & the hubby and I will be leaving for a short-notice trip to Texas in just 4 days. We'll be gone for three full weeks, but I'm having an amazing group of guest bloggers set up to help me out while I'm gone. So, it's definitely not gonna get boring around here!! ;)

Sundays will still be reserved for {nifty thrifty sunday} and I'm excited to see your creativity, while I take a step back from being creative myself.

So, as I'm getting everything ready for the big trip, my mom stepped in again by sharing another wonderful flower today. I especially love the name - Gypsophila Gypsy!

A few facts about Gypsophila:

  • Gypsophila is native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
  • Due to the type of soil it prefers, its Latin name means “lover of chalk”.
  • It is better known in the United States as Baby’s Breath. {source}
  • Gypsophila does well in borders, rock gardens, or planted among the roses.
  • It has an exceptionally long bloom time, lasting from early summer to early fall in most areas. It does best planted in groups, and will go from seed to flower in 8 to 12 weeks. {source}
  • Gypsophila is often associated with weddings because of their use in bridal bouquets. {source}

I'm partying here! ♥

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26 Comments

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    Modern Mom
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    These are so pretty.

    Leafwart

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    Maureen
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 05:28 PM

    I love Baby’s Breath and it makes such a delicate arrangement on it’s own. Have a great trip!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 06:24 PM

      Thank you so much, Maureen! :) I can’t wait to be in Texas – but don’t really care for the long flight, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a fun weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Tanya
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 05:32 PM

    Beautiful, and have a wonderful trip!

    xoxo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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    Linda Makiej
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 01:35 AM

    How very beautiful!!!

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    guild-rez - Canada
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Lovely pictures of pink Baby Breath…very lovely!!
    Danke für das schöne Foto,
    Gisela

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    JennyLynn
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 04:30 PM

    I love how wispy it looks…it is simple and sweet looking!

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    Gunilla
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 04:54 PM

    They’re lovely!

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    Marty Mason
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 05:16 PM

    Love the photography….and the facts:

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    Zauberpalme
    Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 07:13 PM

    Dear Vanessa. Your pics are beautiful, depicted very delicate. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 06:29 PM

      Vielen lieben Dank für Dein Kommentar, Zauberpalme! ;)
      Ich hoffe Du hast ein schönes Wochenende!
      Grüße aus dem hohen Norden!
      Vanessa

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Hi Vanessa,
    Hope you will have a great trip and a wonderful time in Texas! Enjoy, enjoy!
    Your photos are lovely as they always are, thanks for showing them:)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 06:31 PM

      Thank you so much, Andrée! :)
      I really can’t wait to be there, but could do without sitting in a tight airplane seat for 15 hours, hehe.
      Enjoy your weekend and the warm temperatures!
      XO! Vanessa

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    julie
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 08:51 AM

    Oh those are so pretty I love little flowers they remind me of fairy flowers. Have a great trip be safe God bless.

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four
    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 at 02:34 PM

    Gorgeous. So envious of your photography ability! Thank you so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

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    Jill
    Friday August 24th, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    So pretty Vanessa!!
    Enjoy your trip!

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

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    Debra
    Wednesday September 5th, 2012 at 02:56 PM

    Tiny little bits of loveliness and a fun name ( I agree). :)

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