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 pollen.
All pylaea are unpretentious and decorative throughout the year. It is recommended to grow them in wide pots or bowls. These plants will feel great if you find them a place on the windows of eastern and western orientation. Pilea has many varieties, differing in color and shape of the leaves. Only some species of this perennial plant can be grown as houseplants.
Pilea is thermophilic, therefore it should be kept at a temperature not lower than 12 ° C. In winter, plants are kept at a temperature of + 16-18 ° C in a bright place. On frosty nights, they should be removed from the window sills and protected from drafts.
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One of the ancient Greek legends is dedicated to the mysterious origin of violet flowers. The beautiful Apollo – the sun god – entertained himself by chasing a pretty young nymph – the daughter of Atlas with the hot rays of the sun.
The poor thing, exhausted by the mercilessly scorching sun, prayed for help to the most formidable and powerful of the gods Zeus. Feeling sympathy, Zeus turned it into a violet and hid it from the sun in his possessions – in the shade of shrubs in the middle of the forest. Hid from the eyes of others, left only to admire himself. Until one day, the daughter of Zeus Proserpine went for a walk in the forest. Finding lovely flowers, Proserpina plucked a bouquet, and on her way back she was stolen by the crafty Pluto. With fear, Proserpine dropped the bouquet, and violets scattered from divine heaven on sinful human earth. Continue reading
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations that are celebrated with a large number of guests are decorated with flowers according to similar principles. The only difference is that for a wedding the decoration will be more magnificent than for other holidays. Plus, wedding floristry should be combined with the bride’s bouquet and the color scheme of young clothes, or be designed in classic wedding tones: white and light pastel. And in the banquet hall, and in the house, and in nature, any celebration requires the design of space with furniture and decor elements. It is these tables, chairs, arches and columns that are decorated with flowers.
Newlyweds table. A long arrangement of flowers is placed in the center at the leading edge. Most often, this is enough, because it is large and other flowers will only bring chaos. Instead of composition, you can put flowers in vases: on the edges – high, resembling candelabra, and closer to the center – low. Continue reading