{floral friday #72}

September 21, 2012


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}

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Comments

  1. …very lovely!!
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  2. 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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  3. Very pretty!
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  4. Beautiful photo … I love the flower pics that you share each week.
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  5. Beautiful blooms!

    Pink and White Lantana

  6. Lovely flowers!
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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful flower on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the photos.

    Jody

  8. 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
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
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  9. 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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  10. Geraniums grow almost as well as weeds here, Greece. That is a pretty specimen.

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