Published in 1954.
It’s always exciting to buy flowers… but it can be confusing, too, especially when you’re faced with a variety. It’s awfully hard to choose, and although you may think you know exactly what you’re going to buy, you quickly forget. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a favourite florist. He becomes a friend you can trust… Telephoning is all right in an emergency, but do go to his shop or greenhouse every time you possibly can.
Note the addition of ribbons to give corsage a formal air.
It is not necessary to invest in special garden shears or scissors. An ordinary kitchen paring knife, well sharpened, will make a clean cut on most flower stems. Moreover, a woman is used to working with it.
Fill-in material is not to be used casually. It should be added to an arrangement with great care. Without it, many arrangements look skimpy. With too much, many arrangements are ruined.