"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity." - John Ruskin
"The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
In languages of rainbows,
And secret silence." - Philip Pulfrey
"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."
- Henry Ward Beecher
To us, it is in the botanical world that the presence of "the artistic in the everyday" is embodied most powerfully. Flowers, plants and trees offer themselves to us, put their faces forth to us and, amongst other more significant chemical functions, provide us with a source of inspiration and pleasure. The following collections celebrate the delights of the botanical world. And because we do think that flowers have "an expression of countenance" we have included collections of what we call "Botanical Portraits."
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