{floral friday}

{floral friday #8}

{floral friday #8}

 

I've been looking forward to this all week long! It's time for another floral friday here at {nifty thrifty things}!

This week's featured flower was given to me by my mom a couple days ago when I met her to go on a mother-daughter IKEA trip. Fun!
Isn't the color of this beautiful hyacinth great?! I love the purple popping against the lime-green walls!

 

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A few facts about the hyacinth:
  • Hyacinths normally only bloom in March and April
  • March 7th is World Hyacinth Day
  • The name hyacinth derived from the Greek word Hyakinthos, a young and handsome man who in the Greek mythology was loved by two gods, Apollo and the god of the West Wind. Hyakinthos was wounded by on of the jealous gods and was fatally wounded. The flower growing from his blood was named after him.

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    Krafty Max Originals
    Friday April 1st, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    I couldn't find the post about the Blog Hop, so I am leaving my note here….

    BLOG HOPping around – I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
    Krafty Max Originals

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    Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum)
    Friday April 1st, 2011 at 01:21 PM

    Beautiful flowers. Blog hopping, please follow back.

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    Pamela
    Friday April 1st, 2011 at 06:07 PM

    If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

    Your flowers sure thrill me. So vibrant. I even think I caught their sweet scent.

    I'm a new GFC follower.

    Blessings on your weekend. I hope you enjoy it and find a fun surprise tucked in.

    Pamela

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    Jennifer
    Friday April 1st, 2011 at 06:40 PM

    Hi, following from Boost My Blog Friday. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance http://wedemeyerfamily.blogspot.com/

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    Paula Jo @ Home Decor | Garden Accents
    Friday April 1st, 2011 at 08:27 PM

    Once again, thanks for the lovely flower friday. The hyacinth is just beautiful. I love the color. I never knew how they got their name, but thanks to you, now I know. Have a great Spring Weekend!

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    Michelle
    Saturday April 2nd, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Okay! Already a follower. :) I agree about the purple popping on the lime green. They are gorgeous!! And your printables are cute too.
    Michelle

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    ♥ Miss Tea
    Thursday April 7th, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Beautiful Flowers, lovely color! love the photos! thanks for the info of the hyacinth too, it's interesting.

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    Krafty Kat
    Tuesday April 12th, 2011 at 03:10 AM

    The hyacinth is a classic spring/Easter flower…so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah
    Tuesday April 19th, 2011 at 05:00 AM

    I love purple! And hyacinths!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Tuesday April 19th, 2011 at 08:54 AM

    Thank you so, so much for all the lovely comments!! :)

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