Today is my last day with my Beautiful girl friend for a while month, you mite be thinking that we should be used it it by now, seeing as we have been doing this over and over for the past 2 years but to be honest it has just been getting harder and harder every time. We both have had enough of the "long distance" part of our relationship and are just waiting for the next step in out life and being able to live together. Tomorrow will be a hard and long day for both of us but its just something we have to do! Now a bit of good news to brighten up this doom and gloom blog the weather today was so amazing..was so hot! I have to tell you I took these pictures with my phone as I only realised when we were on my way to class that I didn't have my camera and that I had spare time before my class as it had been moved! so me and my beautiful model took a walk in the park and I just had to snap a few pictures! I don't have a topic today but I thought I would give you some facts about flowers! I have learnt so much today in such a small space of time was a very interesting day today in class!
Now some random facts!
Narcissus is the botanic name for a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs in the Amaryllis family native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. There are also severalNarcissus species that bloom in the autumn. Though Hortus Third cites 26 wild species, Daffodils for North American Gardens cites between 50 and 100 including species variants and wild hybrids. Through taxonomic and genetic research, it is speculated that over time this number will probably continue to be refined. Daffodil is a common English name, sometimes used now for all varieties, and is the chief common name of horticultural prevalence used by the American Daffodil Society. The range of forms in cultivation has been heavily modified and extended, with new variations available from specialists almost every year.
All Narcissus varieties contain the alkaloid poison lycorine, mostly in the bulb but also in the leaves.
On 1 May 2009 a number of school children fell ill at Gorseland Primary School in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England after adding a daffodil bulb to soup during a cookery class. The bulbs could often be confused with onions, thereby leading to incidents of accidental poisoning.
One of the most common dermatitis problems for florists, "daffodil itch" involves dryness, fissures, scaling, and erythema in the hands, often accompanied by subungual hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin beneath the nails). It is blamed on exposure to calcium oxalate in the sap. It has long been recognised that some cultivars provoke dermatitis more readily than others. The cultivars 'Actaea', 'Camparelle', 'Gloriosa', 'Grande Monarque', 'Ornatus', 'Princeps' and 'Scilly White' are particularly troublesome.