Flowers – Expectations Vs Reality
The perfect flower has many qualities. The size, shape, vibrancy of colour, stem, and scent are all important, but the perfect flower also has a balanced combination of all the elements. Many people strive to find a flower with the perfect balance of these qualities, but this is more difficult than you might think.
In (500) Days of Summer
“(500) Days of Summer)” is a film that plays with the expectations of romantic love. This is a film about two young lovers: Tom and Summer. They go on a date, argue about which Beatle is better, attend a summer wedding, and watch old black-and-white foreign films. While Tom’s expectations may not be met entirely, the film does offer some enlightening insights into the human heart.
Tom is a young architect who is an idealistic romantic who believes that the only way to be happy is to find “the one”. However, his world falls apart when his co-worker Summer decides to break up with him. The film explores the 500 days that lead to and follow this breakup.
Expectations of edible flowers are often higher than reality. A typical flower picked from a roadside can have been sprayed with herbicide and may be contaminated with harmful chemicals. If the flower is grown nearby a highway, it may pick up the toxins from the air and the exhaust from cars. This is why it is important to check the label before buying edible flowers.
While the edible flower industry is still in its early days, it’s growing in popularity. In the Netherlands, it’s common for edible flowers to be sold at flower shops and culinary specialty stores. Other European countries have recently added these plants to their product lines.
The dyeing process involves the addition of food coloring to water and soaking fresh cut flower stems for a few hours. The dye will then absorb into the water and start to change the color of the flowers. You will have to check on the color of the flowers frequently. In some cases, you may have to use different containers for different colors of food dye because they will break down at different rates and temperatures.
Natural dyes are a popular alternative to synthetic ones. They are much more ecologically friendly but still pose a number of environmental challenges. For example, it would take vast amounts of land to grow natural dye stuffs.
Reflexing in flowers is an old-school idea that is resurfacing in the form of newer varieties. The newby rose is an example, with its fine, delicate petals easily unfurled. Another reflexing flower is the Snowstorm+, which features a crumpled, slightly open heart and petals made of paper.
Reflexing is an easy technique that can add instant wow-factor to a flower arrangement. It is a time-honored method used for years by professional floral designers, but it has only recently gained popularity among amateurs. The technique is particularly effective with roses, as it can create a larger bloom than normal, or a different shape.
Plants used as medicine
The expectation of plant use as medicine is often mismatched with reality. In the Southwest, the use of white sage as a medicine has led to ecological and health problems. It is not only commercially exploited but it is also harmful to the indigenous peoples of the region.
The use of plants in medicine dates back to over 5,000 years. Written records from the Sumerians reveal that these plants were used for various ailments. However, many plants have been over-exploited and some are endangered. This article reviews the use of herbal medicine in Chinese, Indian, and Arabic countries and discusses the potential dangers of over-exploitation.