Floriculture - Domestic Flower Growing in Limited Spaces Tips
Decorations made of flowers have been an integral part of mankind’s social, cultural, and traditional traditions, down the ages. There is absolutely no civilization anywhere in the world, which did not use flowers in some form or the other, in the shape of foliage and blossoms for religious rituals as well as personal adornment. More
Table of Contents
Tips for Beginners
Preparing Your Windowsill Boxes and Containers
Choosing Your Plant Before You Buy It
Best time for getting Roots, Bulbs, and Cuttings
Growing Water Weeds!
Plant Propagation and Germination
Plant Propagation through Cuttings
Grafting and Budding
Decorations made of flowers have been an integral part of mankind’s social, cultural, and traditional traditions, down the ages. There is absolutely no civilization anywhere in the world, which did not use flowers in some form or the other, in the shape of foliage and blossoms for religious rituals as well as personal adornment.
The goddess of flowers has been worshiped in different forms by every ancient civilization in the East and in the West for centuries. Festivals were held every spring in her honor, where everyone did honor to her with garlands of flowers and other flower decorations.
In ancient times, especially in Rome, there were floral games known as Floralia, where the people rejoiced in the coming of spring with flowers. Everyone had to take part in the celebrations, from Caesar to the lowest citizen, because it was a celebration of nature and joy.
This supposedly pagan and heathen-ish ritual came down the ages as the Maypole celebrations, and in medieval times, everybody went May-ing.
When I was a child, we danced around to the floral and ribbon decorated Maypole on the first of May, every child holding a ribbon and dancing to the music, and this was one of the highlights of our year. This ritual/practiced is of course one which was practiced in some form millenniums ago. And these fragrant and bright colored flowers have been part and parcel of human lives since prehistoric times.
I know a lady who cannot pass a Jasmine, hibiscus, poinsettia, or rose without plucking a flower and tucking it into her hair. If I had seen this action as an adult and if I was in a bad mood I would have thought it as a typical piece of feminine coquetry, but since I was a child, I have lived in lands, where it was natural to pluck a flower and either place it in your hair, or in a buttonhole.
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