Interesting Facts about Flowers

  • Flowers did not always exist; they first appeared 140 million years ago. Before that, ferns and cone bearing trees dominated the earth.
  • Several centuries ago in Holland, tulips were more valuable than gold.
  • Broccoli is actually a flower.
  • Some plants such as orchids do not need soil to grow-they get all of their nutrients from the air.
  • Some plants produce toxic substances that kill other plants around them-the sunflower is an example.
  • Carnivorous plants are flowering plants that eat bugs and small animals! For example, the Venus fly trap has leaves covered by little hairs. When a bug lands on the hairs, the trap snaps shut and digestive juices digest the bug. Other carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants have leaves that form pitchers that are full of digestive fluids. Insects, frogs, and other small creatures are attracted to the nectar and bright colors on the pitchers and flowers. Some unfortunate critters fall in, drown, and are digested.

Quiet Ambience

Fading flowers have a story…

Like a fading flower one day this physical life and all the worldly desires will fade away!!! So be yourself and enjoy evey moment!! 🙂

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Quiet Ambience

Marigold Flowers – My Garden

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Marigolds come in different colors, yellow and orange being the most common. Most of the marigolds have strong, pungent odor and have great value in cosmetic treatment and health benefits.

The marigold can be juiced from fresh flowers and leaves or made into a tea using the dried flowers. The easiest way to use marigold is in a tea. In this case, you would dry only the flowers and use the flowers to make the tea.

Making Tea:

To make tea or infuse the flowers, make sure that you boil the water and then add 1 tablespoon of the flowers to the pot of tea and let it steep. Do not add the dried flowers to cold water and then let it boil. The tea purifies the blood, so drink this tea regularly. Remedies for the use of the marigold tea:

– Inflammation of the intestines
– Diarrhea
– Liver problems
– Expel worms
– Herpes and glandular swellings
– Hepatitis

Mixture of the tea and horsetail (use half and half)

– Cancer and tumor growths
– Cracked feet and ulcerated legs
– Non healing wounds