preferences of gardeners
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
Rules come from the East
When choosing flowers and handing them, you should follow some rules, otherwise you can get into an awkward position. The homeland of these rules is the East. The fair sex, limited in communication and covering their faces with a veil, tried to express their feelings and shades of mood with the help of flowers.
For example, according to Eastern tradition, it is important how the girl acted with the flower presented by the young man. If she pinned him to his chest in the region of the heart, this is a sign of love, and if to his hair, then you should not hope for reciprocity.
The associations that have arisen over time have become stable and formed the basis of the science called flower etiquette. Travelers transferred this knowledge to Europe, where they supplemented and developed. Some of them have been lost, but a considerable part has survived to our time. Continue reading
There is a well-established opinion that only women are congratulated with flowers. But, in fact, men are happy to accept their gift from relatives, friends and respectful people. It is important only to choose the right bouquet for a man to suit the occasion, so that the gesture is perceived as expected.
Experienced florists probably know what flowers they give to men. For many, it will be a revelation, but today there is an extensive selection of “male” colors that are customary to hand on various occasions. Among those:
Bouquet of 31 alstromerias Continue reading