{floral friday}

{floral friday #88}

blue freesia from {nifty thrifty things}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

I've already shared one kind of freesia (44 floral fridays ago), but I just loved this one (that my mom took photos of) so much, that I wanted to share one again. ;)

So pretty, isn't it?

blue freesia from {nifty thrifty things}

blue freesia from {nifty thrifty things}

A few more facts about the freesia:

  • Freesia is a genus of about 14 species. All the 14 species of Freesia originate from Africa.
  • Freesia bulbs are usually grown for use as cut flowers.
  • Freesia perfume has a light, sweet, soap-like floral scent. {source}
  • Most freesias are available all year round although their peak period is spring, depending on their variety. Their average vase life is 4-7 days.
  • Do not mix freesias with freshly cut narcissuses or daffodils, which emit a substance that can shorten freesias' vase life. {source}

I'm partying here! ❤

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21 Comments

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    Jenny
    Friday March 1st, 2013 at 03:32 PM

    Beautiful!!

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    Loulou
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 02:21 AM

    So pretty. They’re one of my favourites because they smell so good!

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    Gunilla
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 08:11 AM

    Gorgeous! The colour is so pretty.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Oh I love freesias and their smell is the best:) Pretty pictures again Vanessa!
    Hope your weekend will be a good one!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Andrée! :)
      I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend as well!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    thanx for your lovely weekend flowers! :)

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    moni
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 02:43 PM

    Hello Vanessa,
    amazing fresia, I love it, amazing macro shot!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar, Moni! :)
      Ich hoffe Du hast auch ein schönes Wochenende!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Vanessa

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    Lynda Bergman
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 04:55 PM

    LOVE all of that purple!!! Thanks for the beautiful photos!

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    Katherines Corner
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 05:05 PM

    Vanessa simply beautiful!!! Happy weekend wishes to you and Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, your participation is what makes it so much fun. Come back to Katherines Corner, I posted the new giveaway today! xo

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    Modern Mom
    Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 06:33 PM

    Beautiful shot. Hope you’d find time to visit my entry.

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    self sagacity
    Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at 07:14 AM

    These flowers are so beautiful. thanks for the share.

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 02:21 PM

    I didn’t realize daffodils could shorten its vase life, good to know! I featured this on my blog today! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/03/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-41/

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    The Fun In Functional! {Link Party #41} | Practically Functional
    Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 03:06 PM

    […] Floral Friday: Freesia – Nifty Thrifty Things I LOVE Vanessa’s Floral Friday series! She has gorgeous photos and useful info about a different flower each week. And this week is Freesia, my mom’s favorite flower! […]

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