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Look beautiful in your floor vase: chrysanthemums and goldenrod

Adorable “Bonnie” chrysanthemums and magnificent goldenrod will enchant your floor vase this week. Our BLOOMS OF THE WEEK literally shine with the sun!

ORIGIN OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS

The chrysanthemums (bot. Chrysanthemum) belong, like daisies and asters, to the daisy family (bot. Asteraceae). The plants from East Asia are very popular ornamental plants because they are quite easy to cultivate and bloom continuously.

MEANING OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS

In China and Japan, chrysanthemums look back on more than 2000 years of cultural history. In ancient China they were the symbol of autumn and a long life. They only begin to bloom when all the other flowers have already said goodbye. As an emperor’s symbol, they became the national flower of Japan, and a real Japanese sukiyaki (Japanese stew) is not complete without the bitter, resinous aroma of chrysanthemum sprouts. Introduced in Europe in the middle of the 19th century, chrysanthemums were initially considered exotic treasures.

ORIGIN OF GOLD ROD

We have selected Solidago, also known as goldenrod, to go with the magnificent chrysanthemums. The goldenrod is also known as the lush yellow of late summer. It is also a genus of plants from the sunflower family (bot. Asteraceae) and grows in large colonies on gravel and on paths and makes the world shine a little when the midsummer flowers slowly wither. The goldenrod is said to have special healing powers. The above-ground parts of the plant collected during the flowering period are used medicinally, but the herb of the giant goldenrod (bot. Solidago gigantea) and the Canadian goldenrod (bot. Solidago canadensis) are also popular in herbal medicine. The goldenrod can also be drunk as tea, made as a tincture or herbal wine. The Canadian goldenrod, whose active ingredients and range of uses are similar to those of the real goldenrod, is now more common than the real goldenrod. The Canadian goldenrod inflorescences are wider, especially at their base. This gives them a roof-like appearance.

CARE OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND GOLDEN ROD

The BLOOMEN OF THE WEEK are very robust and easy to care for. We have removed the leaves from the stems, but you will notice that the flowers in the vase are still losing small leaves that were still hanging on the stems after cleaning. We therefore recommend watering the flowers first after transport and then changing the water after a day. Then it is enough to cut the stems fresh every third day and change the vase water.

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