{floral friday}

{floral friday #90}

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Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

These pretties are another contribution by my wonderful mom. They’re called Ornithogalum or Star of Bethlehem. I’ve posted another version of this flower a couple of years ago. It actually was {floral friday #5}. Wow, are we really already at flower #90?!

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Ornithogalum3

A few facts about the Ornithogalum:

  • Although nearly 150 Ornithogalum species are known, fewer than five are regularly used as cut flowers. {source}
  • Because of its star-shaped flowers, it is named for the Star of Bethlehem that appeared in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus. {source}
  • Ornithogalums are amongst the longest lasting cut flowers. {source}

I’m partying here! ❤

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14 Comments

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    Nana Diana
    Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 04:36 AM

    Those flowers are just beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

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    Kate
    Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 04:59 PM

    So pretty! Both the flowers and the way you photographed them!
    Kate

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    Monsterscircus
    Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    So beautiful flowers, they are so amazing, thank you Vanessa for sharing such pretties :-) have a great weekend!

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    Wanda Ann @Memories by the Mile
    Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Vanessa,
    I love your floral fridays! This flower is so dainty and pretty. Beautiful picures.
    Have a fun weekend. Hope to see you at Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    JULIE
    Sunday April 14th, 2013 at 04:17 AM

    pretty pretty and i like the name of them. thanks for sharing God Bless.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday April 14th, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Lovely pictures, the second one is really artistic.

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    Lynet Witty
    Tuesday April 16th, 2013 at 03:28 PM

    OMG A flower blog!! yay!! i love posting pics of my flowers so im happy i found this weekly post, love it this star flower! oh and beautiful photos!!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, Lynet! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      XO’s from Germany!
      Vanessa

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