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Beautiful orchid

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Orchid is a flower with a unique style and its ornamental value is very high. Orchids have a light and elegant color, and most of them are green and yellow-green, but they are especially expensive. The aroma of orchids is clear but not turbid, with a pot in the room, full of fragrance. Some orchids are dignified and beautiful, while others are graceful and rich in variety. Orchid leaves are bright green throughout the year, both rigid and flexible, and graceful. Even if it is not in bloom, it is like a living art. Put a few pots of orchids to decorate the room, and suddenly feel the business is booming. The fragrance bursts on the day the flowers bloom, which will make you feel alive and refreshed.

China has cultivated orchids for more than two thousand years. According to reports, as early as the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, the King of Yue Goujian planted orchids in the mountains of Shaoxing, Zhejiang. After the Wei and Jin Dynasties, orchids have been used to decorate courtyards. In ancient times, people mainly collected wild orchids. As for the artificial cultivation of orchids, they started from the palace. After the Wei and Jin Dynasties, orchid cultivation expanded from palace cultivation to private gardens of the scholar-official class, and used to embellish gardens and beautify the environment, just as described in Cao Zhi's poem "Qiulan is Longpo". It was not until the Tang Dynasty that the cultivation of orchids developed into general gardens and cultivation of flower farmers. For example, the great poet Li Bai of the Tang Dynasty wrote poems such as "The orchid fragrant and the wind is far away, and the cypress roots flow.

The orchids in the traditional Chinese famous flowers only refer to several species of ground orchids distributed in the Chinese orchids, such as Chunlan, Huilan, Jianlan, Molan and Hanlan, which are usually referred to as "Chinese orchids." This type of orchid is quite different from the tropical orchids with large and colorful flowers. There is no eye-catching beauty, no huge flowers and leaves, but a simple, quiet, elegant and clean temperament, which is in line with the aesthetic standards of the Oriental. There are more than a thousand years of cultivation history in China. The Chinese have always regarded orchids as a symbol of elegance and elegance, and they are juxtaposed with "plum, bamboo, and chrysanthemum", collectively known as "four gentlemen". The "lanzhang" is usually used as a metaphor for the beauty of poetry and prose, and the "lanjiao" is usually used as a metaphor for the true friendship. There are also orchids to express pure love. "The qi is like a orchid and will never change, and the heart will never change like a orchid." In May 1985, the orchid was named the fourth of China's top ten famous flowers.