I can't believe a month has gone by since my last Floral Friday post. Wow, that four weeks certainly flew by. This month's Floral Friday theme is "Something Romantic", as set by Trishie of Under Lock & Key, and while the reason for my flower this month isn't exactly what you would call "romantic" (a 3 year old's birthday party!), the flower itself fits the romantic tag perfectly and in fact is a big favourite for wedding bouquets - the most romantic moment of all! So what did I choose this month? Say Hello to the oh-so-delicate, oh-so-delightful ...
What is the name of this flower?
Lisianthus but also known as Prairie Gentians or Texas Bluebells (commonly referred to as "Lizzies")
What is its Botanical name?
Where did I find them?
At my local florist - love that place!
What was I doing when I found them?
Looking for peonies for my daughter's garden tea party
Do they remind me of anything?
Yes! They remind me of a Hamptons-style country home, an old-fashioned high tea or a beautiful, romantic wedding
How do they make me feel?
Lighter, softer, feminine. They are so pretty and delicate and are a joy to have in the home
Do they have a scent?
They look like they would have a beautiful scent but sadly, no fragrance
Where do they grow?
They grow natively in warm regions of southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America. I wish they grew in my backyard (like last month's post)!
So, although my first choice for my daughter's party would have been Peonies (I missed the season by one week), the "Lizzies" did not disappoint and were the absolute perfect complement to my daughter's very girly, very pretty, very feminine little party. And, I have found a new favourite flower!
There are quite a few other bloggers joining Under Lock & Key's Floral Friday challenge so please do take a moment to check out the links below to see what the other lovely bloggers in this series had to say about their "something romantic" flower.
Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie for next month's theme.