Unusually warm spring arrived this year in Germany. Most of the plants bloomed ahead of the natural schedule.
Cologne • In these days of may in Germany, color lots of flowers, shrubs, trees. Especially pleasing to many Germans Maki (on the title picture). To ignore them is impossible: they bloom on the roadsides, in fields, in front of houses, on balconies, in the parks. In most cases, it is a very popular and widespread ornamental species – the poppy rhoeas (it. Klatschmohn).
In the forests and parks are blooming elderberry bushes, emitting a pleasant fragrance. From its blossoms is prepared at least flavored syrup, and syrup – a lot of traditional summer cocktails and soft drinks. The most popular recipe of recent years – the Hugo cocktail. In addition to syrup from blossoms of elderberry, for its preparation you need sparkling water, Prosecco, lime, fresh mint and of course, ice.
Bloom now, among other things, and forget-me-nots, both forest and garden. By the way, in German this lovely blue flower is similar to the Russian name – das Vergissmeinnicht.