2023-04-27 02:50 HKT
Needless to say, the most famous plant named after “Weeping” must be the weeping willow. In addition to the weeping willow, there is also the Weeping Begonia, which we are going to talk about today. Silk Begonia, weeping cherry, weeping plum, etc., but the weeping willow is more charming, so it is famous.
As early as the Tang Dynasty, there was a record of Begonia in “Hundred Flowers”, “sea” means foreign, so it can be seen that Begonia is not a native plant, but an imported species. “Tang” is a tree that only blooms but does not bear fruit, and later evolved into a woody plant with beautiful flowers and inedible fruits.
With the passage of time, Begonia has become more and more valued and loved. In the Song Dynasty, it has become a traditional precious tree in China, and more and more horticultural varieties have been cultivated, among which Begonia is one of them.
Weeping Begonia and Xifu Begonia belong to the apple genus, while the sticky Begonia and Papaya Begonia belong to the genus Papaya. There are similarities between Xifu Begonia and Begonia, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish them. The most obvious feature of Begonia is that the pedicel is long, the color is purple, and the flowers are drooping. The flower stalk of Begonia is shorter than Begonia, and the flowers do not droop. Open up. The fruit of Xifu Begonia is relatively large, similar to an apple, and the fruit size of Begonia is similar to that of a small cherry.
Begonia flowers are known as “fairy in flowers”, “flower noble concubine” and “national beauty”.
In Zhejiang, Begonias enter the flowering season in March. In March, hundreds of flowers bloom and the flower tide is surging, but the Begonia flower will not be submerged in the torrent of flowers at all, because it is really beautiful. Among the spring flowers, it is outstanding. It cannot be ignored. In Song Dynasty, Chen Si wrote in “Begonia Spectrum”: “Plum blossoms occupy the front of the spring, and the peony hall is in the after spring. The saucy writers pay special attention to it. There is only one kind of begonia, and its beauty and quality are definitely not under the two flowers.”
Plum blossom and peony can be said to be the best among flowers, but Chen Si loves Begonia even more, and there are many people who love Begonia. Begonia’s popularity is not comparable to ordinary flowers, and even the uncle who has always been indifferent to flowers has repeatedly told me that he I think Begonia is the most beautiful. Because of his love, he naturally pays more attention to Begonia. In my opinion, Begonia is a natural girl who is innocent, not pretentious, not pretentious, beautiful and free and easy. Natural and generous.
Because the flower stalk is slender, it hangs like a silk thread on the branches when it blooms, so it is named “Drape Begonia”.
Begonia is divided into many varieties, such as Xifu Begonia, Stick Begonia, and Begonia Weeping. As a variety of Begonia, it is subdivided into many other varieties, some with single petals, some with double petals, some with round fruits, and some with fruit. Oval in shape, varies from species to species, and all have long pedicels in common.
Weeping Begonia is also known as “gut flower” and “homesickness grass” . The more and more beautiful things you feel, the easier it is to trigger strong thoughts and melancholy. The beautiful scenery in front of you, if you are… When the carmine flowers of Begonia sway in the spring breeze, the spring grass in the distant hometown is about to turn green, right?
Tang Xuanzong once compared Yang Yuhuan to a talking Begonia. She is the pearl in his heart. Begonia is fortunate to be compared with the imperial concubine. It can be seen that Tang Xuanzong favors Begonia.
The “Quanfang Spectrum” of the Ming Dynasty recorded: “There are four grades of Begonia, which are more than woody, and the four grades refer to Xifu Begonia, Weeping Begonia, Papaya Begonia, and Stick Begonia.” , soft and windward, light silk threads, tied with amorous flowers.
“Yang Taizhen Biography” records: “The emperor went to Chenxiang Pavilion and summoned the entry of the concubine Taizhen. At that time, he was drunk and did not wake up. He ordered his servants to help him. Said, why is the concubine drunk, because Haitang slept without her ears .” This is the origin of “Begonia slept in spring”.
The beauty of Begonia makes literati and writers unable to see enough, write enough, and love enough.
The talented Dongpo loved Begonia Flowers. In the fourth year of his banishment to Huangzhou, he wrote the famous sentence “I am afraid that the flowers will fall asleep in the middle of the night, so I burn red candles to illuminate red makeup.”
There is also “the miasma and plants in the river city, only the famous flowers are bitter and lonely, smiling sweetly among the bamboo fences, the peaches and plums are always vulgar. I also know that the creation has deep meaning, so I sent a beautiful woman to the empty valley. . . . The Ming Dynasty woke up and came alone, Xueluo is so patient!”
Lu You is also a fan of Begonia flowers. He once wrote a poem “To love famous flowers to fight death, only worry about the wind and sun damage to Hongfang. Hongzhang plays the Tongming Temple at night, begging for the Spring Yin to protect Begonia” , a few words, a proper florist The image is vivid in the poems, and the antonyms are so crazy that they play the Jade Emperor’s Tongming Hall overnight, begging to borrow more cloudy days, so that the begonia flowers will not be withered early by the wind and the sun.
There is also “If the root of the begonia can be removed, the Yangzhou peony should be ashamed to death” , the obsession with begonia is evident, so it is nicknamed “begonia insane”.
Li Qingzhao’s poem on Begonia is even more familiar, “Last night, the rain cleared the wind, and the heavy sleep did not eliminate the residual wine. I tried the questionnaire, but the Begonia was still the same. Do you know? Do you know? It should be green , fat, red and thin.” On the ground, bright green leaves seize the branches, and wet raindrops hang.
The community is opposite to the house we live in. There is a begonia in front of the door. Every spring when we come and go, we will see its bright flowers. Although the flowering period is not long, it blooms as scheduled every year, and it is never absent. The children under the tree The laughter is another part of spring and flowers, the vitality and warmth of the world.
With the warmth of spring, it is a pity that there are not only flowers, but also the lingering epidemic. I miss the Begonia in front of the door, I wonder if the trees are full of flowers, and I look forward to going back to see it on the weekend.
May the mountains and rivers remain the same, and the vegetation is safe.
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