Flowers-watches

Flowers-watches are fine. Just time can be determined with the help of flowers! Flowers-watches are a set of herbaceous plants, the flowers of which blossom and close at a certain time of the day. Once upon a time, a well-known explorer of nature Carl Linney noticed that certain flowers open and close their petals at a certain time. Observing for many years the behavior of flowers, the scientist made a table, where he marked the opening and closing hours of flowers, and then planted a flower bed of the most diverse flowers - "made" a flower clock.

Flowers-watches are fine. Just time can be determined with the help of flowers!

Looking at his watch flowers, Carl Linnaeus could easily determine the time, depending on what kind of clock flowers were opened at that time and which ones are closed. Each of you can also learn to determine the time by colors. For example, chicory reveals its blue flowers at 6-7 in the morning, and closes at 3-4 o'clock in the afternoon. At 7-8 o'clock in the morning they open their petals with bells. Even such flowers familiar to all potatoes also prompt time: they open at 7 am, and close at 2-3 o'clock in the afternoon. By 6 am blue fields of flax wake up, gold is burning in the roads of the hawk of the hawks, the flowers of the cornflower of the field are brightly white at this time, the carnation scattered along the meadow with drops of red dots. By 9 am, they open their tender petals in the woods, orange marigolds and marigolds in flowerbeds, tar in the meadows, the torch-maker in the fields, and on the water smoothness of slowly flowing rivers, ponds or old men a lotus of the north awakens - a beautiful water lily, a white lily. By the middle of a sunny day everything is full of colors from the opened corollas of flowers. After noon, dandelion, a hair hawthorn, a sow, a buttercup, a branched bifurcation, and a toric are closing their flowers. After seventeen hours, the water lily leaves under the water, the umbrella hawk closes the baskets. True, not everywhere the flowers-clocks show the same time, so you need to carefully observe the colors that surround you, make a table and then you can determine the time without the clock.

Direct observations have shown that, for example, in Innsbruck, the opening of the above-named plants takes place 1-2 hours, and the closure lags for 1-6 hours. In order to compose flowers-watches, one must make long-term observations of many plants and then choose those of them whose flowering takes place at the most certain time.

To make real flowers-watches, you need to spend a lot of effort. Not always they are crowned with success. Therefore, in recent times, real flowers-watches are increasingly replaced by purely decorative compositions based on mechanical watches with a floral background or decorative elements created from flowering or ornamental-deciduous plants.

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