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Hibiscus Apollo

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Once upon a time lived a small boy and he liked baking little cakes.Cakes were tender and sweet, as he was, and they were round and yellow, as little suns.One morning all the cakes were missing and the boy was crying and crying, asking where all his little suns were. For he was calling his cakes little suns. And indeed, they had turned into little yellow suns and moved up to the sky.

Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (detail-3) 1511 - Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti , “Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants (detail-3) 1511” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_130038/-Michelangelo-Buonarroti%09/page-1

When Apollo saw the sad boy he took his carriage to pick the little suns and bring them back to the boy.

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Odilon Redon , “Apollo’s Chariot 2” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_247276/Odilon-Redon/page-1

But the boy was afraid to take them back, they were real burning suns now, how could he keep them? So Apollo turned the little yellow suns into yellow hibiscus flowers to open each day one after one, just to make the little boy happy.

Fuyo. Hibiscus En Fleurs - Utagawa or Ando Hiroshige

Utagawa or Ando Hiroshige ,  “Fuyo. Hibiscus En Fleurs” oil on Canvas.from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_365929/Utagawa-or-Ando-Hiroshige/page-1

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Plants Plants in art

Hyacinth and rebirth of spring

In Greek mythology Hyacinth was a divine hero.His cult dates from the Mycenaean era .When Hyacinth was killed by Zephyrus, Olymp made flower from the spilled blood of Hyacinth.As this myth talks about death and rebirth of nature hyacinth flower is the one deserving this name indeed.Each year, after winter ,the bulb produces one of the first spring flowers,in wonderful colours  smelling as coming from eternity,giving us hope that after cold winter spring is bringing new chance to everyone………Mozart at only eleven years,  in 1767, wrote opera based on Hyacinth story-Apollo and Hyacinthus. From the same time originates also book about rare flowers with botanical illustration of Hyacinth (see link below)…….after 255 springs Mozart music still brings spring, as does hyacinth flower-but I wonder how is with rebirth of Hyacinthus viridis from mentioned botanical illustration , is it extinct yet or hopefully not?

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hyacinth-old botanical illustration

Hyacinthus orientalis
Scientific classificatione
Kingdom: Plantae
clade: Angiosperms
clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Hyacinthus
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species
Hyacinthus litwinowii
Hyacinthus orientalis
Hyacinthus transcaspicusfrom:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinth_(plant)
Categories
Plants Plants in art

Hyacinth and rebirth of spring

In Greek mythology Hyacinth was a divine hero.His cult dates from the Mycenaean era .When Hyacinth was killed by Zephyrus, Olymp made flower from the spilled blood of Hyacinth.As this myth talks about death and rebirth of nature hyacinth flower is the one deserving this name indeed.Each year, after winter ,the bulb produces one of the first spring flowers,in wonderful colors, smelling as coming from eternity,giving us hope that after cold winter spring is bringing new chance to everyone………Mozart at only eleven years,  in 1767, wrote opera based on Hyacinth story-Apollo and Hyacinthus. From the same time originates also book about rare flowers with botanical illustration of Hyacinth (see link below)…….after 255 springs Mozart music still brings spring, as does hyacinth flower-but I wonder how is with rebirth of Hyacinthus viridis from mentioned botanical illustration , is it extinct yet or hopefully not?

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hyacinth-old botanical illustration

Hyacinthus orientalis
Scientific classificatione
Kingdom: Plantae
clade: Angiosperms
clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Hyacinthus
L.
species
Hyacinthus litwinowii
Hyacinthus orientalis
Hyacinthus transcaspicusfrom:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinth_(plant)