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
How to decorate a celebration
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
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