Symbolism of flowers in different cultures
At all times, people were surrounded by flowers. They decorated clothes and homes, added to food, presented as a sign of love or support. Flowers are able to convey our…

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Flower plate, or Flowers in cooking
Flowers can serve not only as a room decoration or birthday present. Some of the flowers are often used as an exquisite addition to the dish. Even in ancient countries…

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Rome, wife and Finnish nature: what inspired the authors of musical masterpieces about flowers?
Any of us will name a couple of musical works, in the name of which certain flowers appear. What inspired the authors of these masterpieces and are all these compositions…

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Begonia

The birthplace of this plant is South America, Asia, Africa and the islands of the Malay archipelago. Currently, more than 2000 garden forms obtained through selection are known. Begonias were discovered in the 17th century by the naturalist Charles Plumier during an expedition to the Antilles and named after the governor of San Domingo, Michel Begon (1630-1710).
Begonias are a large and rather popular group of houseplants.
Begonias differ in the nature of growth: from bushy, up to 5 m high with lignified shoots to grassy, ​​ground cover, with creeping, creeping and drooping shoots. Begonia leaves are diverse in shape, size and color: from simple, asymmetric or round, to complex, consisting of 5-10 leaves: from small, one or two kopek coins, to large, the size of a large burdock.
The edges of the leaves are whole, serrate, deeply dissected, in some species decorated with double or triple fringe. Continue reading

Interesting facts about flowers

Largest leaves – Palm Raffia has the largest leaves in the world. They reach 20 m and are larger than all tree species.
The smallest flowering plant – The floating duckweed of Wolffia Arhrys is the smallest flowering plant in the world. The size of its leaves is only 0.5-1.2 mm in diameter.
The deepest roots – The longest roots are found in wild ficus from South Africa. They reached 120 m.
The first plant an astronaut – The first plant that bloomed and produced seeds in space in the absence of gravity is Arabidopsis. Its life cycle is only 40 days; A copy of Arabidopsis was grown in 1982 aboard the Russian space station Salyut-7
The largest living creature – The largest living creature on Earth – a giant sequoia, it grows in California, USA, and is named “General Sherman”. Its height is 83 meters, the trunk circumference is 24.1 m. Its wood would be enough for 40 one-story houses or 5 billion matches. Continue reading

Proper Orchid and Tulip Care

Orchids in nature grow on trees, with the help of the roots they stay on the trunk, receiving food from the bark moist after rain.
Of course, an orchid is an extraordinary flower. She does not need soil, she urgently needs frequent watering and top dressing. But, despite all of the above, if you take proper care of the orchid, it will delight you with long flowering and rich green leaves.

Orchid prefers diffused sunlight
As a result, it is better to put a pot with an orchid on a windowsill on the north side or away from the window, so that direct sunlight does not fall on it during the day. Usually a daylight hours of 12-16 hours are required, if you do not want the orchid to go to a dormant period in winter, it will be wise to illuminate it with a fluorescent lamp. Continue reading

Live gift: instructions for use
So, they gave you a flower in a pot. Such a romantic present is undoubtedly pleasant, because the one who presented it to you is clearly not opposed to you…

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The most beautiful flower valleys of the world
The multi-colored sea of ​​flowers swaying in the wind, high mountains, bright sun - the flower valleys are truly impressive. Huge placers of fragrant plants are found in almost every…

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Agave
The extensive genus of agaves unites approximately 300 species native to North and Central America. Agaves are very undemanding plants. The name was given in honor of Agave - the…

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Pilea
The homeland of pylaea is the tropics of Asia, Africa and Australia. If you touch the mature buds of pylaea or slightly sprinkle water on them, they open and shoot…

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