{floral friday #87}

February 22, 2013


kalanchoe from {nifty thrifty things}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

Happy Friday! I hope y’all will have a great start into the weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

This week’s flower is the Kalanchoe — a plant I bought during Christmas-time. Almost two months later it’s still holding up well, as you can see. :)

kalanchoe from {nifty thrifty things}

kalanchoe from {nifty thrifty things}

A few facts about the Kalanchoe:

  • The Kalanchoe is native to Madagascar.
  • They are succulents like cacti.
  • The Kalanchoe is easy to care for and comes in great variety of colors.
  • They are toxic! Kalanchoe species contain a substance known as bufadienolide cardiac glycosides which can cause cardiac poisoning.
  • They open their flowers by growing new cells on the inner surface of petals, thus forcing them outwards. {source}

I’m partying here! ❤









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Comments

  1. I love Kalanchoes as well. I posted mine since my flowers were different. I guess we were on the same wave length today.
    Have a great weekend,
    Bev
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  2. How gorgeous, both the plant itself and the photos you took of it. The top one is stunning! Wishing you a happy weekend Vanessa!
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  3. Vanessa, your Kolanchoes are so pretty. I had them in my backyard at a former house I owned, and let me tell you they were gorgeous. Super easy to care for and so pretty. Mine were bright red. Anyhoo, thank you for sharing. Hope to see you Monday for Make it Pretty Monday. I’ll definitely be back on Sunday for your fun bash. Wishing you a pretty weekend.. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Stunning photography as always Vanessa. Hope Mr. Vanessa is continuing to get stronger!

  5. So pretty and I love the dainty little flowers and the color!
    Have a great weekend.
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. Great pictures! Love the color of the Kalanchoe :)
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  7. What lovely photos, Vanessa. Thanks so much for adding a bright spot to my day and for linking up to Project Inspire{d} ~

    hugs,

    Mary Beth
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  8. Oh wow, those are gorgeous! I love the bright tiny flowers, so fun!
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  9. Hi there, beautiful photos, I pinned this blog! See you!
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