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Flowers Flowers Flowers

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Flowers and leaves of dandelion are rich source of vitamin A and C, calcium, iron and potassium. One cup of dandelion tea can provide 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A.
The English name of dandelion is derived from the French dent de lion which means“lions tooth” due to it coarsely toothed leaves.
Its flower petals are used in making dandelion wine while its roasted roots are used as a caffeine free dandelion coffee.

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More Facts About Flowers

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The Lotus
A sacred flower and symbol of resurrection in Egypt, this flower which grows in marsh and damp wetlands, has a property to stay dormant in times of drought and to blossom again when water returns.
Given favorable conditions, lotus seeds can stay viable for long periods, even extending to several years. Oldest recorded germination was seen in a dry lake bed in north eastern China, from seeds that were 1300 yrs old.
Stamens of lotus are dried to produce fragrant teas while lotus seeds or nuts can be eaten either raw or popped like popcorn. Lotus seed paste is used in many pastry, cake and pudding recipes.
Fabric made from fibers of lotus plant is used in Myanmar for making robes of Buddha. According to old legend, lotus flowers bloomed everywhere that lord Buddha walked.
In Asian traditions, lotus is seen as a divine symbol of sexual purity and non attachment. Also symbolizing elegance and beauty, lotus is used in poetry and songs, allegorically for ideal female attributes.

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What about Flowers this valentines?

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Tulips once sold costlier than gold
In Russia, red tulips were used to declare romantic love, where blackish center of red tulip symbolized coal-burnt heart of the lover in the passion of love.

Tulip bulbs were sold costlier than gold in 1600’s in Holland. In 1630’s a kind of frenzy for tulips occurred in Western Europe named “Tulip mania” and tulips became so expensive as to be treated as a form of currency.

Tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions in many recipes.

Tulips lifespan is very short, being 3 to 7 days.

Tulips symbolizing imagination, have earned a reputation for declaration of love.

Tulips can grow at a rate of 1 inch per day even after being cut.

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FLOWERS

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From the beginning of recorded history, men and women have assigned special meaning and significance to different flowers and plants.
Subtle and secret messages can be given by choosing flowers carefully. It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages using the flower meanings. Flowers gave them a secret language that enabled them to communicate feelings that the propriety of the times would not allow, there were strict restraints on courtship and any displays of emotion.
So, find a meaning and buy a flower! Mapenzi Delux

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