Bulbs and Bouquets

Judy Glattstein jglatt@hughes.net
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:49:45 PDT
And another question - same librarian (this is all in connection with 
the gallery exhibition on bulbs this fall, in case you wondered why I'm 
emulating Kipling's insatiably curious elephant child) mentioned 
something about when were bouquets were first brought into the home. ? 
Of course we are all familiar with the splendid Dutch master paintings 
featuring tulips and crown imperial (powerful aroma, those bouquets), 
peonies and more flowers. But something must have preceded these. 
Western traditions, I'm not involving myself with ikebana. Does anyone 
have any idea of when posies were first brought indoors? Curiouser and 

Judy in New jersey, who is of the "stuff them in a vase and hope things 
don't fall over" school of flower arranging

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