We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've been given an education this week on classic, old-timey flower styles via Mrs. BD. I always like to learn new things and I like purty flowers. Who doesn't? Flower design is just ephemeral sculpture and I like seeing and smelling them around the olde HQ. Any old cabin like ours is enlivened by floral productions.
Flowers are reproductive organs.
This is English Garden Style (c. 1920s):
More historical styles below the fold -
This is Biedermeier Style - early to mid-1800s Austrian -
This one is Victorian:
This one is Landscape Style - a style which has been around forever -
I am a lucky woman--DH grows roses and we are blessed to have beautiful bouquets from June to late September! As for me I prefer the English Garden and Victorian Style. Though between the two of us we have covered all the styles mentioned here!