A Rose and an Amaranth blossomed side by side in a garden.
One day the Amaranth said to her neighbor,
"How I envy you your beauty and your sweet scent! No wonder you are such a universal favorite."
But the Rose replied with a shade of sadness in her voice,
"Ah, my dear friend, I bloom but for a time: my petals soon wither and fall, and then I die. But your flowers never fade, even if they are cut,for they are everlasting."
(This Aesop's Fable, written in the 6th century BC, compares the Rose to the Amaranth to illustrate the difference in fleeting and everlasting beauty).
Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of herbs. Approximately 60 species are recognized,foliage ranging from purple and red to gold.
Although several species are often considered weeds, people around the world value amaranths as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamentals.
The word comes from the Greek amarantos (Αμάρανθος or Αμάραντος) the "one that does not wither," or the never-fading (flower).
info found at wiki
this site has a step by step tutorial for the rose above
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