A lot has been written about flowers and gardening. While some of it is sublime and a lot of it is hyperbole, most of it is just amusing.
Head gardeners held positions of prestige in Victorian era Britain. They had large staffs, were experts of botany and started gardening trends.
The development of Covent Garden flower market in 1894 allowed flowers to be available for sale for the first time in England.
Learn about the diversity of Island Flower beds on this Focus on Flowers.