The Family Of The Lily

A mysterious beauty in the vase the lily is a heavenly flower, the ancient Greeks knew that – according to the Greek mythology Hera was nursing the wife of the father of the gods Zeus, watching her little son of Heracles, when some milk over the vault of the sky flowed and became the milky way. On Earth, falling drops turned into marble-same, white lily flowers. Later, Christianity of the flower with a sweet, spicy aromatic scent admits a special place. It is the symbol for purity, femininity and love, and also a sign of the Virgin Mary. When Annunciation scenes representing the white Goji should not be missed, it is immortalised on some of the most important works of art history.

Against this background, shows why that is today a popular wedding flower Lily. The large calyxes and sensual fragrance lend the decoration that certain something. As inseparable as the love death, no wonder among the life that the Lily also is associated with impermanence. Traditionally, it is given in the grave as stylish and restrained farewell. As you can see it is the white lily which has received new meanings in the course of history in the first place.

But the family of the lilies is great, there are many attractive varieties, shapes and colors: red and purple tones work especially in combination with the famous fragrance of lily warm and sensual, a whole range of delicate pastel colors spread spring-like flair, pink in all shades is fresh and modern. Also two-color and speckled calyxes are not uncommon. The unusual Tiger lily is a special eye-catcher and I like also extravagant minds. Today the beauty and luxurious elegance of the many varieties of lily we are fascinated, at the same time an inexhaustible wealth of history and stories inside them but, as the examples show. So that you have at home long joy at this very special flower, you should the stems with a sharp knife first diagonally cut, before the lilies in fresh water. You can easily move the dreaded pollen of the lily to body by removing the stamens with scissors. It should have been but once stains on clothing or tablecloth: just a tape press on it and remove the pollen remains hanging!

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