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What do we know about plants - signs of a flower horoscope? Gladiolus.

the world meet the Beginning of winter in power dreamer and romantic Gladiolus. At least, so approves the flower horoscope which defined to a sign the reign period from November 23 to December 2.

Gladiolus possessing certain abilities - at all not the genius, but is hardworking and executive. It needs the attentive head under the care of whom the sign is capable to reach much.

Gladiolus constantly is in search of. Easily breaks from a familiar spot, looks for new and interesting business. But having found, quickly grows cold and again looks for work to liking.

Representatives of a sign do not love boasting that, however, does not mean total absence of vanity. The Kind word and a cat is pleasant and to Gladiolus too.

In love Gladiolus - the romantic and the dreamer, is able to look after beautifully, likes to please the darling (elect). As a result, in a family he on the conducted positions, is subject to influence from outside and follows advice, sometimes even without agreeing with them, only to show that nothing good from this will leave .

Gladiolus, or a shpazhnik - a sort of perennial klubnelukovichny plants from family iris (kasatikovy). The name, both Russian, and Latin came from a blade of a cold weapon which is reminded by the sharp extended plant leaves.

On a legend it is also swords. In Ancient Rome the captivated soldiers could avoid death, having become gladiators and having won against less successful companions. Two friends of Thracians were captured in fight. The Roman commander ordered them to fight between himself, having promised to keep, as usual, life to the winner.

On the arena friends thrust the swords in sand and arms of one one fell. The indignant audience rendered a verdict - to execute both. But as soon as bodies of young men touched the arena, swords blossomed in the fine flowers.

Since then a gladiolus - the symbol of friendship, fidelity and nobility, and a plant bulb as an amulet protect from death and help to overcome the enemy.

Harmonous gladioluses are unusual and beautiful. Even one stalk - already real bouquet reminding an ear from several flowers.

The homeland of a gladiolus is rather extensive. In a wild look it meets in Africa and the Mediterranean, Central Asia and Western Siberia. For the first time the slender handsome was mentioned by Pliny in the 1st century B.C. The botanical description of a sort was made by Karl Linney in the middle of the 18th century.

The European gardeners were long not seduced by local species of gladioluses. And only when in 1740 - x years in Europe there were natives of South Africa, selectors became interested in their unusual size, color and a form.

At first overseas guests were cultivated, and several decades later the first hybrids appeared. Since then selection work does not cease in many countries including in Russia. Gladiolus became one of the most popular ornamental plants. In a hit - parade the flowers intended for cut it is on the fifth place.

Popularity is promoted not only by beauty, but also durability. Cut flowers can stand in a vase about ten days, serially dismissing the buds.

For the gardener a gladiolus - labor-consuming culture. It is annually necessary to put and dig out bulbs, to store them in the winter, to look after a plant and to protect from wreckers. But the result is worth it, isn`t it?