Two months ago I took a visit to my cousin’s house, and found that they were ready to do some yard work, thus I decided to work with them together due to my strong interest in gardening.
My little six-year-old nephew was extremely excited to the upcoming labor, and he showed me hilariously the black pansy seeds that were prepared for planting. It reminded me of the romantic story of pansy flowers. It is said that the viola flower was in white color in the very beginning, just like the white cloud in the sky. One day, Cupid was going to shot his arrows at a man, however, the arrow was shot aside and the viola flower became its target by accident. The flower heart of viola flower just bled and teared. Then the color of blood and tear could not eliminated henceforward, and the viola flower became the pansy flower since then.
Then the beautiful pansy flower attracted the attention of all the gods and goddesses in the paradise, and this also aroused the envy of the goddess of beauty—Venus. Venus felt extremely irritated and she decided to destroy the beautiful flowers for they threatened her beauty. Hence she whipped the flowers greatly until she felt fatigue, and then went home with satisfaction. Nevertheless, the injured flowers didn’t die but in black and blue, the wound in different colors made them even more adorable and affecting, this is the origin of pansy flower.
After hearing my story, my little nephew felt even more interested in gardening and could not wait to growing the flowers with such wonderful story in his garden, and he worked very hard that day. Few days before, he called me to inform me that the flowers began to bloom and invited me to appreciate flowers. I brought him some primrose flower seeds this time, and told him the story of primrose flower. In ancient Greek, there was a young man who possessed a beautiful fiancee, and they loved each other very much and looked forward to their marriage. However, the young lady died of illness and the young man just determined to die for love with grief. Their love story moved the god deeply and the god turned the young man into flowers which grew around the tomb of the young lady, and these flowers are primrose flowers nowadays.
My nephew was impressed deeply by the touching story, and he asked his mom to plant the primrose flowers next time. I always believe that the flower stories will bring new stories to the garden, and maybe you could hear their stories in the windy sunny days.