Childhood flower - catchment plant
I don’t know about others, but as a child, my friends and I made beautiful hats and dresses from beautiful bells, known as the Vodosbor plant, to our little dolls - babies. Remember him? Lilac, pink and white bell-shaped flowers grew in our yard literally under our feet - all the flower beds and areas free from paths in the bushes were dotted with these interesting flowers.
The name of the plant, as I learned, is associated with the lotus effect - the surface of the leaf is absolutely not wetted with water. And as a child, we loved to admire the dewdrops that lay in the center of each finger-like leaf of the catchment, like a jewel.
The catchment is a popular name, just like Boots, Orlik. The correct name for this flower is Aquilegia. This flower is very common in gardening and is loved very much all over the world. He was known in antiquity and then revered as a plant-amulet, capable of freeing from evil spells. Today, perhaps few people believe in the witchcraft of this flower, but its ability to enchant with its graceful beauty is undeniable.
Today's gardeners see the Watershed in a wide variety of colors - from the usual lilac and lilac to multi-colored, for example, as the Hybrid Watershed. Not only do the catchments differ in color, they can also be either regular in shape or terry, with or without spurs.
The catchment leaves are also very beautiful. They are collected in real bouquets and are as decorative as flowers.
The catchment is unpretentious in care, but does not tolerate heat and drought very well, and therefore it needs light shading, regular watering, but the soil must be well drained.
The catchment for me will forever remain a plant from my childhood, giving the warmest and most magical memories.