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Orchid flowers

The house of flowers

In the homes of many Italian families and we do not find at least one corner decorated with a flower or a flowering plant, often kept in a vase and cultivated precisely because it decorates, colors and perfumes the house with its inflorescences. This is common all over the world because flowers are among the most universally appreciated products of nature, as they manage to combine an always discreet presence with an exceptional hypnotic power; very often their dimensions are in the order of a few centimeters (there are larger ones – maximum ten or fifteen centimeters – but many are also the smallest), so in the size of an apartment they can already be considered “small”. So why are they often used? Because they know how to get noticed and above all they know how to be loved, because it is enough to notice them out of the corner of the eye and they will immediately be able to make us smile on our lips, as those colors so vivid and nature awaken in us the old, firm bond with nature, which has raised us and raised us like we are today and that always manages to lift our sad soul in a short time. A house becomes more beautiful with a flower inside, and the speech is even more true with a garden.

Flowering plants


Although practically all plants go through a flowering phase, not all are classified (unofficially, not scientifically in short) as flowering plants; it must be said that the aesthetics of the plant and the flowers themselves greatly influence this to happen. In fact, the purpose of the flower is that of the sexual reproduction of the plant: first of all it guards and protects the sexual organs of the specimen to which it belongs and at the same time contributes with colors and perfumes to attract insects and small animals that will pollinate and inseminate. other specimens, allowing the life cycle to continue. Almost as if we were a bee, we humans are also attracted by the riot of colors and scents of flowering plants and therefore we love to surround ourselves with them. To discover the most beautiful flowering plants it would be enough either a physical tour of a florist or a virtual tour on the web; luckily you have come to the right place on giardino.org: the best known flowering plants are the rose, the orchid, the tulip, the daisy, the begonia, the chrysanthemum, the gardenia, the gerbera. In reality there are many others, but it would be impossible to list them all also because they vary according to the areas of the world, due to the climate, different traditions and different cultures.

The orchid

Limiting ourselves to the floral habits and tastes of our latitudes, we can mention the orchid as one of the queens of the floral market; it is not only seen in the first places as the sale and appreciation of the single flower (i.e. when we include the flower in a bouquet or bunch composition), but it is also at the top for the sale of the entire plant as a flowering plant, for characteristics that now let’s see. The orchid in fact has an excellent longevity on its side, assisted by the more than good adaptability to the classic climate of our apartments, which allows it not to suffer and to prolong it for months or even years (if you are really good in its care) both the life that blooms. It is native to the tropical areas of Southeast Asia but we can feel confident in saying that none of us have a “pure” orchid at home as we could find in those areas: its market began centuries ago and since then the most experienced botanists have devised incredible weaves to create hybrid species with characteristics of size, color, longevity and climatic resistance suitable for world trade. In short, today there are only hybrid orchids on the market, so much so that there are groups of enthusiasts who look for native orchids in their places of origin by “sighting” them. longevity and climatic resistance suitable for world trade. In short, today there are only hybrid orchids on the market, so much so that there are groups of enthusiasts who look for native orchids in their places of origin by “sighting” them. longevity and climatic resistance suitable for world trade. In short, today there are only hybrid orchids on the market, so much so that there are groups of enthusiasts who look for native orchids in their places of origin by “sighting” them.

Orchid flowers: Orchid flowers

The orchid flower is therefore one of the brightest stars in the world floral firmament; it manages to enchant because of a shape that is anything but simple, with a sort of degraded petal to protect and enhance the central part (that of the reproductive organs). Among the thousands and thousands of orchid species, hybrid and otherwise, you can find many different shapes and sizes both of this and other parts of the orchid plant: there are the chromatic variants that see both solid colors (go from the classic white to the brand new fuchsia, blue etc.) that the mottled varieties (here too a pushed hybridization has led for example to a leopard-print orchid), then there are the variations in size that play both on the height of the plant and on the number of flowers it can bring (usually low). In general, the orchid flower is associated with a meaning that goes towards purity and therefore the best-selling species are those with a light and solid color; the major applications are those of the ecclesiastical sector, where the orchid, together with the lily, plays a symbolic role on occasions such as baptism, communion, marriage in which the purity of the moment is to be highlighted.

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