14 interesting and useful facts about flowers and plants

14 interesting and useful facts about flowers and plants

  1. The plant Catalpa bignonioides Walt was brought from its natural habitat in the southeast of North America in 1726. Today, this plant is often grown in parks.
  2. Carnation – another name is “Divine Flower” and the botanical name is “Dianthus”. The Swedish botanist Karl Line (1707-1778) is known worldwide today. The botanist and naturalist Lina introduced the binomial nomenclature for all living things. Linnaeus gave the carnation the name Divine flower (dios-god and anthos-flower).
  3. Rosemary repels insects – the botanical name is Rosmarinus Officinalis L and means “medicinal sea dew”. Rosemary contains essential oils that give aroma and healing properties. This chemical element makes rosemary a powerful insect repellent. Many pests of cultivated garden species cannot stand the smell of rosemary and stay away from the plants.
  4. Iris – the flower Iris was dedicated to the god Perun among the Old Slavs. It was believed that in places where lightning touches the ground, this flower grows.
  5. Water lilies – the genus of water lilies (Nimphaea sp.) has about 50 species and many hybrids and cultivars. Dwarf species are especially interesting, ideal for small water bodies. They exist with white, pink, red, purple, light blue and yellow flowers.
  6. Fennel is a well-known herb in Mediterranean cuisine. This white, crispy bulb has a special aroma similar to anise. The whole fennel plant is edible and medicinal. Fennel can be added to all salads. It is widely used in cooking.
  7. Fuchsia – The Latin name Fuchsia triphilla is the first species of this genus brought by Europeans from the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic around 1696. The new species is named after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566).
  8. Bay leaf – in the past, bay was used more as a spice. It contains essential oils that have a strong analgesic and fungicidal effect. That is why this plant was used a lot in folk medicine.
  9. Garden of Arturo Hruska on Lake Garda (Italy) – at the beginning of the 20th century, Arturo Hruska (dentist of the Italian king from the Savoy dynasty, popes Pius II and John III, and king Albert I of Belgium) lived and worked. Hruska created a fascinating garden on Lake Garda in Italy. The garden is a marvel of hydraulic engineering and botanical richness. Since 1989, the property has been owned by multimedia artist Andre Heller. He turned the space into a garden of paradise with selected works of art.
  10. Begonias – it is enough to have a few leaves from the parent flower to reproduce begonias. It is necessary that each part of the leaf has part of the main leaf nerve. Place in moist soil. The flower will release its veins after 2 weeks.
  11. Cactus-some cacti don’t bloom because they are too young. Echinocactus grusonni enters the generative phase. Flowering begins only around the age of 30.
  12. Plants need Nitrogen – nitrogen is the basic ingredient of proteins and other building substances of all living things. That is why nitrogen is necessary for their survival. Nitrogen is an integral part of chlorophyll and participates in the creation of leaf tissue. Plants need nitrogen in larger quantities during the growth of vegetative plant organs.
  13. Portulaca oleracea L. is a plant named after the scientist Lina. It means “portula” (the door because of the way the fruit of this plant opens so that the seeds fall out) and “oleracea” – a cultivated plant (because it was once normally cultivated for food purposes).
  14. Lichens and moss on the benches – lichens and mosses can develop on the concrete parts of the garden furniture in the spring. They are removed with special chemicals, but also with rubbing with a brush dipped in a solution of vinegar and water.


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