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
More than 4000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians, who first thought of it, began to grow flowers Gardening and floriculture in the Middle Ages was an honor. People who showed disrespect for this work were severely punished: a flower garden or garden destroyer was chained to a shameful pillar, they could burn his toes or, like a thief, cut off his hand, and then forever be expelled from their native lands. Before the advent of modern material in life jackets, sunflower stalks were used. The ancient Arab legend of a bright yellow color. In 612, Mohammed began a war against the Israelis, at which time his wife Aishan left home. She met with a young man while her husband was not around. Mohammed was told about the betrayal of his wife, but he did not believe it. Then people advised to give her red roses, if they turn yellow – Aishan is unfaithful. Continue reading
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