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Flower World

Man – this is part of nature and, therefore, fresh flowers and plants are an essential element of our lives. They grow all around us and create a special comfort, help us to live among man-made objects and materials. Flowers – an inexhaustible a source of beauty, inspiration and comfort. We all strive to make your home or garden beautiful, comfortable and modern. With flowers you can with minimal effort and expense to get the maximum result. Flowers have been the subject admiration at all times, whether it is indoor, garden or wild flowers and plants. You will not find exactly the same color, everyone has his own flavor, its own special beauty and form.

Nature did all the flowers looked perfect. Man creates each year thousands of new species of flowers, but none like the flower in the world. Every country, every nation and individual person has his own character – a flower. For example, the image of a lotus flower often found in ancient Egyptian tombs in the form of wreaths or floral tributes dead. The symbol of India is also considered a lotus. Reverent attitude to the lotus in China.

Japan has long been a symbol of cherry country. She admired and revered. The symbol of South Korea is selected chrysanthemum, Pakistan – Cotton Flower, Bangladesh – lily. Hong Kong has chosen his orchid flower, and Thailand for the national flower of yellow acacia honors. National Finland flower fragrant lily of the valley. When choosing flowers as a symbol, people believed that they will save them from harm, and keep their house from evil spirits. Flowers are also the source and the subject of many works of great artists – Claude Monet Pierre – Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin. According to the Chinese art of feng shui, if the house is not real flowers, you should at least be artificial. After all, the flowers associated with nature and create a special atmosphere in the room. Flowers not just give to the bouquets, they also can decorate the dress, hair style bride, the groom's suit. Of colors can make a toy, make a picture, make a spectacular song and impress your friends. Flowers are designed to please the eye, raise mood, color our lives special inks. Celina Dubin, New York City is often quoted as being for or against this. Any bouquet will decorate your house and the house of your loved ones. Without color, life is colorless!

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Mythology

The history of using mushrooms began during Paleolithic times. Few – even anthropologists – to understand what impact had the mushrooms on the evolution of mankind. Fungi play a central role in the cultures of ancient Greece, India and Mesoamerica. Because of its enchanting nature, fungi have always evoked deep emotional responses: from adulation by those who understand them, to fear from those who do not understand. Fear of mushroom poisoning exists in every culture, sometimes reaching forms of phobia. The term 'mikofobiya' defines the fear and loathing of people and cultures in relation to fungi.

Examples of such crops are English and Irish. In contrast to mikofobnym, there mikofilichnye culture. They are located in Asia and Eastern Europe, these include Polish, Russian and Italian peoples. They have extensive experience in the use of mushrooms, more than a hundred names to describe their favorite species of fungi. Evidence of a very significant role of fungi in the mythology and – increasingly – in the culture should be considered as the emergence of a special science etnomikologii. Work of an American scientist, RG Wasson and his successors allow to reveal the value of fungi in many cultural and historical traditions. In particular, mushrooms often appear as a classifier, with which well-formed opposition such as "profane – sacred," "Female – Male", "water – the fire", etc. Continuing in the tradition of grassroots fluctuations against fungi belonging to the plant or animal life explain a number of mythological motifs associated with the metamorphosis of the mushroom (The origin of fungi from the stone, turning people into mushrooms, etc.).

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Rhubarb: Useful Petioles

Nowadays it is a vegetable and herb gardeners few forgotten. Perhaps because of its immense of size or simply because the problem becomes a place of rest and vegetables it is given less space. Although rhubarb and huge, but, unlike the capricious tomatoes and cucumbers, quite unpretentious. Can grow in the sun with little shade, in hills and .Dlya rhubarb prefer sandy soils with high content organics. However, it will grow in any soil, but yields will be much less.

A crop of rhubarb – it's fleshy petioles, which are harvested from mid-May to July / So, all in order. Since the rhubarb starts to move into growth very early, put it in the fall. For this to take the mother plant roots with 2-3 eyes. These roots need to dry a bit, then land a permanent position. It should be noted that rhubarb does not like waterlogged and can not stand close groundwater: roots may rot. Deepened the roots into the soil so peony – buried buds only 2-3 cm and on heavy soils and does should be placed at ground level. If you add in the hole re-prevshy manure leaves will actively grow. With good care bush rhubarb in one place can give a full harvest of at least 15 years.

As the plant develops a strong foliage, it is necessary each year to feed: sprinkle on surface of the soil humus in the autumn or spring. To get big, juicy stalks, rhubarb is removed from the buds as soon as they become available. This is done to ensure that flowers are not picked up the plant a lot of nutrients. Through a couple of years after planting begins collecting petioles: first cut off no more than 3-5 leaves, so as not to weaken the roots. The leaves are desirable to twist so as not to damage the kidneys on the roots of which later grow new leaves. But when careful harvesting can and cut a small thin knife. Petioles are separated from the leaves and cooked compote of them as well as dried fruits. And the leaves are sent to the compost pile. Medicinal properties of rhubarb are that it gentle and easy for the stomach laxative. As a laxative powder of rhubarb root is used in doses from 0,5 to 2 g at night or in the form of decoction in 0,5 glass. If the dosage is smaller, the effect will be opposite. Witch doctors advise just chew on stalks to get the desired effect.

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