{floral friday}

{floral friday #71}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

We made it back home safely and are getting settled back in after our trip to Texas. We had a great time seeing all our friends and family, but are also happy to be back home and getting back to our "normal".

I hope you all enjoyed the fabulous guest posts while I was gone. I am so grateful for this wonderful group of women that shared such creative and inspiring posts! ;)

The flowers I'm sharing today were a gift from my mom, when she came to pick us up from the airport. Unfortunately fall season is approaching fast and the lighting conditions weren't the best, when I was trying to capture those pretty (what I thought to be Chrysanthemums) Dahlias. I hope you still enjoy today's floral post. It feels good to be back to blogging after more than three weeks "off"! ;)

After reading a few of your comments, I realized that I had mistaken these pretty Dahlias for Chrysanthemums. So, I'm just going to give facts about both, hehe.

A few facts about Dahlia:

  • The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl.
  • The dahlia is the official flower of the city of Seattle. {source}
  • There are more than 30 species and over 20,000 cultivars of dahlias. {source}
  • Dahlia's are a summer flower, and are available between June and October.

A few facts about Chrysanthemum:

  • Chrysanthemum is named from the Greek prefix "chrys-" (meaning golden) and "-anthemion" (meaning flower).
  • Chrysanthemums are the 13th wedding anniversary flower.
  • The flower originated in China and were first cultivated as a flowering herb in China during the 15th century BC. {source}
  • Chrysanthemum is one of the most popular flowers, next only to rose.

I'm partying here! ♥

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23 Comments

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    Sarah
    Friday September 14th, 2012 at 04:36 PM

    Beautiful! I think I need some flowers this weekend.

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    carolyn - homework
    Friday September 14th, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Welcome home Vanessa!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Saturday September 15th, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Welcome back, Vanessa! Glad to see your beautiful photos, the Chrysanthemums look like Dahlias.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday September 15th, 2012 at 09:13 PM

      You were right, Andrée! ;) The two resemble each other so much, I was mistaken in my jet-lagged mind and thought they were mums, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Mindy
    Saturday September 15th, 2012 at 08:44 PM

    So pretty, but I”m also thinkin’ your gorgeous bouquet is dahlias.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday September 15th, 2012 at 09:14 PM

      You are totally right, Mindy! ;) I think my mind was still slow from the jet-lag, hehe.
      Happy weekend and hugs to you!
      Vanessa

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    Amy*
    Monday September 17th, 2012 at 02:42 PM

    Wow So so pretty! I love Dahlia’s yet some how resist the urge to buy the bulbs every spring.. Note to self….Buy the bulbs! I love how the colors of the Dahlias and Mums play off each other. Gorgeous!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday September 17th, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Amy! ;)
      Dahlias (& Mums) are definitely worth buying the bulbs for, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Linda
    Thursday September 20th, 2012 at 07:10 PM

    Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos. Isn’t that what blogging is all about? Finding beauty. God bless. Linda

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    Bobi Jensen
    Thursday September 20th, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Those are so pretty. Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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    Rosey
    Thursday September 20th, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    The flowers are lovely. Glad you had an enjoyable holiday and a safe trip home!

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    Christine
    Friday September 21st, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Oh WOW Vanessa! What gorgeous blooms!! I want a bouquet!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Friday September 21st, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Wow, those flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    Katherines Corner
    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 at 02:30 PM

    Vanessa they are beautiful, and beautifully photographed too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

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    Debra
    Sunday September 30th, 2012 at 08:41 AM

    They are lovely. :)

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