{floral friday}

{floral friday #75}

Welcome to {floral friday}!

This week's flower is another beautiful contribution by my mom. I really wonder where she finds some of those amazing plants! ;) I love the look if this "love-in-a-mist"!

A few facts about love-in-a-mist:

  • The botanical name of love-in-a-mist is Nigella damascena.
  • The plant is also know as fennel flower and devil-in-the-bush.
  • The genus name, meaning "small and black," refers to the seeds, which are used medicinally and as a flavoring. {source}
  • Love-in-a-mist is dedicated to the Christian saint, St. Catherine and is offered to the saint on the 25th of November. {source}

I'm partying here! ♥

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24 Comments

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    Debra
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 08:06 PM

    another lovely flower, thank you :)

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    JennyLynn
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 08:33 PM

    I am learning so much about flowers from you. I greatly appreciate you posting each Friday about them. Next spring I will have a nice list of flowers to add to my bland looking yard.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday October 15th, 2012 at 08:19 PM

      I really appreciate your sweet comment, JennyLynn! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Rosine
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 08:41 PM

    So nice!!!!!

    Greetings Rosine

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    Theresa
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 08:50 PM

    I am a huge fan of botanical s this is a lovely flower. Are they considered a wild flower? I am now following on twitter too. Feel free to drop by & link up anytime with your photography, recipes crafts…..Have a great weekend ahead ;)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday October 15th, 2012 at 08:20 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words and inviting me over to your blog and party. I will hop over right now. :)
      xo! Vanessa

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    Laura / The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Vanessa, I look forward to these posts of yours every Friday! I love gardening, and can never pass up learning about a new plant. So combining that with your gorgeous detailed photos, each Friday post is a true treat! I end up pinning these to my “garden inspiration” board on Pinterest! :)

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    Linda Makiej Photography
    Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 02:48 AM

    Just lovely…. Have a great weekend!

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    Amy*
    Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 03:02 AM

    Holy Moly! This is amazing! It looks like something out of a Tim Burton Movie! I must plant these in my Wonderland garden :) So gorgeous…thanks for sharing!

    Amy*

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    Nicole
    Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    These are beautiful! I love flowers that are pretty & creepy at the same time.

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Sunday October 14th, 2012 at 07:42 AM

    I really like the shape of the petals and that soft blue color. I’ve always been partial to blue flowers. Never before seen or heard of this plant, so thanks for the introduction! You (and your mom) have a keen eye for locating the best kept secrets!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday October 15th, 2012 at 08:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Diane! It’s so good to hear from you! :)
      I hope you’re doing well and have a wonderful day!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Modern Mom
    Sunday October 14th, 2012 at 06:30 PM

    Pretty flowers!

    Jasmine Flower

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    Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen
    Monday October 15th, 2012 at 07:11 PM

    Nigella seed heads dry beautifully too. I often use them in winter arrangements either in their natural colour or spray painted, as an accent. :)

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    Janice
    Tuesday October 16th, 2012 at 06:02 PM

    I love “Love in the mist”! I’ve had it for years in my garden, my husband doesn’t like when it spreads, but I love seeing all the beautiful blue, white and blue w/white flowers blooming all over!

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