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Twenty flowers of each month Beautiful symbol
Flower of January: snowdrop • The Snowdrop is the earliest plant that really breaks out of the ground and blooms with the first warm spring sunshine, when snow melts a little. This plant with white petals is elegant, delicate, tender. The Snowdrop grows under the canopy of trees and shrubs in partial shade, but prefers the open spaces.
Flower of February: primrose • There are nearly 500 species of the Primrose, including about 70 species which grow in the former Soviet Union.Primrose is loved throughout the world. Since ancient times, a lot of tales and legends about these flowers have appeared. Our great- grandparents used to cure various diseases. Nowadays the primrose has not lost its value as a medicine.People can use its leaves, stems, rhizomes of the primrose were eaten.
Flower of March: daffodil • The Daffodil is one of the most valuable ornamental plants in spring. In nature, there are about 60 species of daffodils. Now the world knows about 12 thousand kinds of the flower. Narcissus can be used very widely for planting in flower beds, for cutting, forcing. There are colourful groups on lawns. People grow them even in pots in winter.
Flower of April:daisies • This tender plant is neither more nor less than a symbol of purity and innocence. In the Middle Ages, the mentally illed people were cured with the help of mixture of daisies. The doctors believed that if the patient was not cured during 15 days, the God will call to his accident. There was also another, no less sad legend . It said that anyone who did not step his foot on the first spring daisy, could surely die within a year. Daisies are often planted on the graves of children and young men and women who died very early
Flower ofmay: hawthorn • In England there is a belief that if on the May 1st Eve a young girl ties a branch of the hawthorn around the post at the crossroads,next morning she can learn what part her future husband will come from. Which way the wind blows, the same way the branch bends so that is the right direction to wait for the fiance. Each girl should remember: the branch must be tied very well, as if the wind blows it away, the girl may not marry at all.
Flower of June: honeysuckle • The Honeysuckle is a beautiful, graceful bush about 1.2 m tall. The stems are thin, often drooping. The leaves are very little and narrow, not longer than 2 centimetres. They are light blue and green. The flowers are pink and purple, with a plesant smell, about 2.5 centimetres in diameter. Its large fruit almost of the white colour look bright in the leaves. Sometimes the color of the fruit changes, and they can be light purple. Autumn leaves remain on the plant very long.
Flower of July: water lily • One of the most beautiful plants of the central part is the water lily. In the folklore of different nations of Europe there are a lot of stories about this plant. For example, the Slavs compared lily with a mermaid, called it "overcoming-grass" and were sure it had a madic power. Scandinavian tales say that each lily has an elf as a friend, who never leaves her during her life, as he gets his birth and death at the same time as she does.Some people give the lily such name as "a child of the sun", because it opens its petals at sunrise and closes them at sunset.
Flower of August: poppy • Poppy is called “a blind strike" as its red colour is too bright and can even dazzle. Someone canhave a terrible headache because of its smell. This flower is an attribute of the God Hypnosis. Theythought he was a young lying or sitting man. Sometimes they imagined he was an angel with the wings down, carrying the poppy buds in his hands, or a poppy wreath on his head.
Flower of September: morning glory • The stems of the morning glory are numerous, thin, curly, twisted in a spiral. They reach the nearest plants. The root system of the morning glory is ideally suitable for the life in unplesant conditions. Its main root reaches the depth of 3 meters, getting the water and minerals. The climbing stems can be 1 - 1.5 meters long and tie the other plants. Leaves have different forms and are usually on the stalks.
Flower of October: hop • Perhaps because of its light drunk properties, hop in all ages has got the people's love. A lot of songs, artistic images, and even signs are connected with this plant .The happiest , the saddest, and sometimes tragic events make people mention this plant
Flower of November: chrysanthemum • Do you know that, in fact, the chrysanthemum in Greek means “goldencolored." But everyone knows that the variety of colors of this flower is much broader. So the white chrysanthemum should not surprise, but in fact, attract . The history of the chrysanthemum is rather instructive and it is thousands years old. They say that the first ancient garden flowers were grown and cultivated by hardworking Chinese.
Flower of December: holly • In Celtic mythology there is a legend about the kings of wood and their struggle. King Holly was the master a decreasing (dark) part of the year, and King Oak ruled the waxing (light) part of the year. In winter solstice Yule defeated Oak and ruled until mid-summer, but in summer solstice Holly King returned again and defeated his opponent. So every year there was the struggle of two parts of one whole, the brothers-enemies, who could not exist without each other. The kings’ drama is a constant change of seasons.
Thank you for your attention! By Smirnova Nastya