{floral friday}

{floral friday #72}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

These little pretties are credited to my mom and her wonderful little garden. I love exploring all the different flowers growing in my mom’s backyard and these are one of my favorites right now. Pink Geranium — beautiful!

A few facts about Geraniums:

  • Geranium flowers come in a variety of colors. These include pink, red, white, lavender, salmon and multicolors.
  • Although geranium flowers tend to have an unpleasant odor, some varieties have scented foliage that is high in aromatic oils such as lemon, lime, rose, mint, pineapple, apple and nutmeg. {source}
  • Extracted from the plant’s stem and leaves, the oils are used as an astringent to improve skin and muscles, as a cytophylactic to promote healthy cell growth and as an antibacterial oil to prevent infection in cuts and wounds.
  • Other uses for geranium essential oil are as a deodorant, tonic, diuretic and a cicatrisant to fade away scars and other spots on the skin. {source}

I’m partying here! ♥

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    Linda Makiej Photography
    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 at 04:36 AM

    …very lovely!!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    In the Netherlands, the saying goes “sitting behind the geraniums”, I do not know how I can translate that. It is not something positive, it is about (old) people who are inactive.. I have bright pink geraniums in a bright green pot on the garden table and I think they smell nice. Anyway, beautiful photos again Vanessa!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday September 23rd, 2012 at 08:44 PM

      Hehe, I guess geraniums are kinda old-people-flowers. So, it does make sense. ;)
      Than you so much for always leaving some comment love!
      Hugs to you!

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    Saturday September 22nd, 2012 at 04:22 PM

    Very pretty!

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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Beautiful photo … I love the flower pics that you share each week.

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    Modern Mom
    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 at 09:23 AM

    Beautiful blooms!

    Pink and White Lantana

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    Sunday September 23rd, 2012 at 08:52 PM

    Lovely flowers!

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    Wednesday September 26th, 2012 at 07:10 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful flower on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the photos.


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    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Thursday September 27th, 2012 at 01:44 AM

    Hey Vanessa,
    I look forward to your Floral Friday Post every week in my email.. I am a big fan of your blog. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 03:27 AM

    These pink geraniums are so pretty! I never knew there were so many uses for them! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty With It!

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    Tuesday October 9th, 2012 at 08:37 AM

    Geraniums grow almost as well as weeds here, Greece. That is a pretty specimen.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 07:56 PM

      Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments, Debra! :)
      I hope you’re having a great week!
      xo! Vanessa

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