Why I like my Pseudonym!
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Many of my friends here on Hive asked me one simple question: 'Why do you choose your name as Chrysanthemum! Honestly, there is no concrete answer or reason for it. I simply choose it, cause I like it. This flower has a significant impact upon my life. When I was in my University Dorm, I planted this flower beside my reading room.
The color, the enchanting view, the fragrance and most importantly it’s diversity in color made me more enthusiastic about it. However, one friend was telling me yesterday that she thought I was a girl! Ha ha! Though I didn’t have anything to do with names or it’s feministic notion. But sometimes it gives me subtle funny feelings and at the same time it is quite a thing of joy.
I had like zero knowledge about this particular flower. But I felt some kind of love for it. Moreover, I am a Nature enthusiast; and who don't know how flowers are important for the nature to keep it’s everlasting beauty and youth. We all know it is a symbol of love and compassion. But sometimes it can be the notifying stuff for melancholia or sadness.
This particular flower I'm talking about somehow; contains the qualities I mentioned earlier.
These diversified flower plants are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species of this flower originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Countless horticultural varieties and cultivars exist.
First of all, let me talk about the origin of its name. The name "chrysanthemum" is somehow taken and derived from the Ancient Greek: chrysos which means (gold) and Ancient Greek: anthemon meaning (flower). Some golden color varieties of this kind have a significant impact upon the old civilizations like the Greeks.
This beautiful flower starts blooming in early Autumn. Cultivation of this flower is so easy. You have to plant the seed one month or more before Autumn. Prepare your garden and have the advantage of taking the utmost beauty of Chrysanthemums! This is also known as the favorite flower for the month of November and December. I must say that you should give it a look. I assure you the excitement.
Many of them are showier than their wild relatives. Many horticultural specimens have been bred to bear many great varieties of colors. The flower heads occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like or decorative, like buttons. You may have noticed my other name, which is 'hushbutton! Ha ha ha!
Some varieties of chrysanthemums are capable of wintering in most northern latitudes. Exhibition varieties are not usually as the earlier ones. On the other hand, Exhibition varieties, though, require staking, overwintering in a relatively dry, cool environment, and sometimes the addition of night lights.
Many of them are being used to create many amazing plant forms, such as large disbudded blooms, spray forms, and many artistically trained forms, such as thousand-bloom, standard (trees), fans, hanging baskets, topiary, bonsai, and cascades. So much stuff, huh!
Chrysanthemum blooms are divided into 13 different bloom forms by the US National Chrysanthemum Society, Inc., which is in keeping with the international classification system. I had no idea about this society. I was bewildered seeing this. Chrysanthemum blooms are composed of many individual flowers (florets), each one capable of producing a seed.
Surprisingly, in Japan, a form of bonsai chrysanthemum was developed over the centuries. Chrysanthemum leaves are steamed or boiled and used as greens, especially in Chinese cuisine. I had no idea about its culinary use. But, now I know. Personally, I am not that kind of flower eater dude! Moreover, Chrysanthemum plants have been shown to reduce indoor air pollution by the NASA Clean Air Study. So, I think if you have a plant you can benefit in many ways. How amazing is that!
In some European countries incurve chrysanthemums symbolize death and are used only for funerals or on graves, while other types carry no such symbolism; similarly, in China, Japan, and Korea of East Asia, white chrysanthemums symbolize adversity, lamentation, or grief.
In some other countries, they represent honesty. In the United States, the flower is usually regarded as positive and cheerful, with New Orleans as a notable exception.In the Victorian language of flowers, the chrysanthemum had several meanings. The Chinese chrysanthemum has it’s own cheerfulness, whereas the red chrysanthemum stood for "I Love", while the yellow chrysanthemum symbolized slighted love. The chrysanthemum is the city flower of Beijing. Chrysanthemums are also the topic in hundreds of poems of China.
This flower is a symbol of Autumn and it is considered as the flower of the ninth moon. People even drank chrysanthemum wine on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to prolong their lives during the Han dynasty. It is a symbol of longevity. Tgus, the flower was often worn on funeral attire.
In Japan, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family. The Chrysanthemum Throne is the name given to the position of the Japanese Emperor and the throne. You may also find this flower has a significant impact on honouring the dead by giving it to their grave. And, you can also find this flower in your lover's hand, festivals, exhibitions and many more.
Let's plant a seed and make a start of happy gardening. And I like my pseudonym! ;)