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Every civilized Russian knows: there can be as many flowers as you want in a bouquet – the main thing is to have an odd number. But an even number of flowers are not bought out of great joy. True, no one can explain where this sign came from: Japan is often called the primary source, but in fact, our eastern neighbors do not have such a rule – to give a strictly odd number of flowers. You will not find such a prejudice in Europe, where you will easily be handed ten tulips or thirty roses.
Fact: In fact, an odd number of flowers helps to make the bouquet more aesthetically pleasing: there is a slight asymmetry in such a composition, due to which the bouquet looks more natural.
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The whole world has its own myths about flowers, and the traditions of different countries often completely contradict each other. Take, for example, white: in Russia, a white bouquet is given to a young girl, relative or colleague – the color of purity expresses sympathy within the bounds of decency, so that the donor and recipient will not have to fear hidden meanings.
Fact: In Asia, white flowers are considered the same mourning as in Russia – scarlet carnations.
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Everyone remembers the famous song by Natasha Koroleva about the fact that “yellow tulips are the messengers of separation.” Although common sense dictates: there is absolutely no point in giving flowers to someone you don’t want to see anymore.
We propose to get rid of the obsessive stereotype from the head at the same time as the verse that is ingrained in the memory. And to interpret yellow as the color of the sun – it is not for nothing that at the beginning of spring all the stalls and underground passages fill the tubs with mimosas, which are traditionally considered the messengers of spring – not at all separation!
Fact: In Latin American countries, red is the color of blood and death, so it makes more sense to explain yourself in the best feelings with the help of a white bouquet.
The most unenviable role in European culture went to chrysanthemums, carnations and poppies – they are considered flowers of mourning. In our culture, you can also find a similar stereotype – however, over time it has become less intrusive: on September 1, half of the students go to school with bouquets of chrysanthemums, and hardly at least one teacher perceives such a gift as a violation of etiquette.
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Gathering on a visit, we sometimes choose a plant in a pot as a gift – and again we find ourselves in captivity of prejudices. It would seem that this decision has solid advantages: the unfortunate plant will not wither in four days, and the owners will not have to painfully search for another vase – if we are talking about a large-scale party on the occasion of the holiday. And yet, not every apartment will be happy with such a souvenir: some consider it unacceptable to bring “damp earth” into the house.
Fact: Plants are planted in transport soil, so dry and airy that it can, with a great deal of convention, be considered “damp earth”.
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The most severe taboo is imposed on a man’s bouquet. On the one hand, any concert of a pop artist or theatrical performance ends with a generous expression of emotions from the fans – and the artists accept these bouquets without any embarrassment. But an engineer, manager or programmer will be very surprised to receive a bouquet as a gift for February 23rd or for his birthday. No questions will arise only if you are giving a bouquet to a man much older than you or to a hero of the day.
- the male bouquet is organized vertically (the female has a “rounded” shape);
- as a bouquet for February 23 or a birthday, it is better for a man to give heliconias, strelitzia, roses, proteas – something quite tough and courageous.
When many guests come to the house, each of whom wants to congratulate the owners with a bouquet, the temptation inevitably arises to put several bunches of flowers in one vase so as not to embarrass themselves with three-liter jars. However, in this way you risk destroying several bouquets without even having time to enjoy them. Some leader plants speed up the wilting of other flowers, such as roses, poppies, orchids, and yellow primroses. Lilies and irises prefer to live in mono bouquets.
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For a long time, it was customary to wrap flowers in tall cases made of transparent cellophane. In the 90s, corrugated paper of acrid shades appeared in flower shops, which immediately became a sign of unthinkable luxury. Later, bright nets were added to them – they are usually used to add volume to the bouquet. Although, in fact, the cellophane packaging familiar to everyone was originally used to transport the bouquet so that the flowers did not get dirty or wrinkled on the way. Then, enterprising sellers began to curly trim the edges and make prints in the form of hearts on the cases – this is how the utilitarian material became ubiquitous for a while.
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Gerberas, reminiscent of large colored daisies, are presented both individually and in bouquets. Surely you have noticed more than once that the stems are supported by some strange wire, and even suspected that they brought you a stale bouquet that would fall unaided. In fact, the gerbera has a very capricious disposition: the flower constantly needs fresh cold water. Gerbera quickly “wilts”, but if the water is changed, she raises her head again. The wire helps to keep the bouquet in a static state: you would hardly like to change the water in the vase several times a day.
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The climax of the wedding celebration: the bride throws the bouquet, and a couple of dozen fragile and sophisticated girls turn into real predators – and it’s good if the bouquet falls into one hand, because usually five grab onto it. This ritual is adored by all guests: the hunt for a bouquet revives the banquet, already fed up by that time. But in fact, it is not enough to get rid of a wedding bouquet – first you need to choose the right one, moreover … for the groom.
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Let’s remember together the funny conventions and prejudices associated with a flower bouquet. Add your observations to the comments section below the article!
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