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Plants that bring love

Plants that bring love. Spathiphyllum, or Peace lily, or Women’s happiness

Spathiphyllum, or Peace lily, or Women’s happiness. Plants that bring love

Plants that bring love

Undoubtedly, the value of love and romance in life can not be overestimated. Meanwhile, a “Magnet” for attracting love can become a usual home plant. Interestingly, its mystical significance noted in the legends and myths of different nations. In particular, the teachings of Feng shui, and study of flower symbolism. For example, Spathiphyllum, one of the plants that bring love to your home. By the way, Spathiphyllum, or Peace lily, a decorative plant with beautiful white flower and bright green leaves, is also known as the «Women’s happiness». And when the plant appears in the house, single people are sure to find a soul mate. Besides, young couples who are thinking about the baby will soon have a child. So, «Women’s happiness» always brings mutual understanding and love. Spathiphyllum — evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive.
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Reasons to love trees

Reasons to love trees

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees. Pablo Neruda. Reasons to love trees

Joyce Meyer once said: “Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground — as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree”.
Undoubtedly, there are many reasons to love trees. First, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen that we breathe. Second, they create a pleasant cool shade on a hot day, and are home to animals. And another reason — it is amazing how some of them look.
However, not all of the following plants are trees (wisteria — a vine, rhododendron — bush and baobab tree belongs to the family of cereals). Anyway, we can’t help admiring them because they are amazing, majestic and beautiful.
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Protective Eyes on butterfly wings

Protective Eyes on butterfly wings

Protective Eyes on butterfly wings

Protective Eyes on butterfly wings

To survive, butterflies have learned to protect themselves from enemies. In the process of evolution, on their wings appeared images that resemble eyes of predators, scientists believe. Every person, at least once in his life, has seen patterns on butterfly wings resembling the eye. These patterns serve a very useful function — they provide butterflies with protection from birds of prey. First British scientists believed that the patterns on the wings of butterflies scare predators, because such protective eyes on butterfly wings represent a specific combination of colors and shapes deterrent to the predator. However, scientists from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland do not agree with this.
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Plants that never give up

Plants growing through concrete walls, stones and asphalt

Beautiful flowers growing through concrete walls, stones and asphalt. Plants that never give up

Plants that never give up
Undoubtedly, people have changed the world irrevocably, strongly surpassing wildlife. Unfortunately, every day more and more plants are disappearing from the cities, crushed by asphalt, buildings, and machinery. However, it’s amazing how fragile sprouts find tiny holes in a concrete, cracking the asphalt to grow and once again see the light. Never give up! Viva la Vita! Plants that make their way through the asphalt – the best illustration of this slogan. Meanwhile, for someone, such philosophical images, like statements, will be a good motivator if not to change life, but at least feel encouraged, while for others – a reminder of the value of wildlife. And someone can simply admire the colorful and touching series of images, which leave no one indifferent.
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Saigon Flower Market before sunset

Saigon Flower Market before sunset

Ships at Saigon Flower Market at Tet Vietnam. Photo by Frank Fischbach

Saigon Flower Market before sunset – photo by German landscape photographer Frank Fischbach. These beautiful flowers will be sold for the Vietnamese New Year festival Tet. No matter what festival or a season – cool spring, hot summer, rainy autumn, or the cold winter … Saigon flower market is always crowded with buyers and sellers. When night falls it’s busy time for trucks to carry hundreds of tons of fresh flowers from France, Japan, China … to the night flower market. The people working in the night market have lost the concept of night sleeping, they work quietly at night to please the early risers with the most fresh flowers – narcissus, roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, daisies, orchids … They say Saigon has neither day nor night, just 24 hour break. This is true when we explore the night flower market in Saigon, Vietnam.
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Little-known fruit and vegetable hybrids

Little-known fruit and vegetable hybrids. Pineberry

Pineberry. Little-known fruit and vegetable hybrids

Little-known fruit and vegetable hybrids

The Pineberry – a strawberry cultivar with a pineapple-like flavor, white coloring, and red seeds. The pineberry first appeared in the 1750s in Europe, as a cross between an American wild strawberry and a Chilean strawberry. Fruit hybrids have nothing to do with genetically modified instances, it is a merit of breeders. Clementines, tangerines, Pineberry, have excellent taste, but in addition, they are also good for health. Hard to believe, but the history of breeding dates back to the Neolithic period, when man had to choose the best seeds for future crops. However, in those days, nobody even suspected that this simple method can change the flora in the healthy direction. Selected seeds each time give more and better crops.
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Flower landscape of Lake Geneva

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva
Known also as Lake Leman, the French lake in Switzerland and France, is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. The beauty of the coast of the lake is well known and flower landscape attracts many tourists and travelers. By the way, Mary and Percy Shelley, as well as Lord Byron had a vacation in these places and wrote ghost stories, one of which became the basis for the novel Frankenstein. Besides, Vladimir Lenin rented a chalet on the French coast near Geneva. And actor Charlie Chaplin spent his final years and died in Vevey (a memorial statue). Also, Pop singer Phil Collins lives in a house overlooking the lake. Group Queen had recording studios (which are still in use today) in Montreux. In addition, there is a statue of singer Freddie Mercury, who also owned a home in Montreux, on the northern shore of the lake. And finally, Ex-Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher lives with his family near the lake.
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