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It was a chance meeting in the mid-1950’s that led to the beginning of one of Britain’s best loved and most revered flower shop – Pulbrook & Gould. Society hostess, Lady Pulbrook and Constance Spry-trained florist, Rosamund Gould, founded a business in 1956 that electrified the establishment with its creative floral designs and set the pace for the future of the industry and continues to do so to this day. However, the story of Pulbrook & Gould is a quintessentially British one, springing from humble origins based firmly in the gardens of old England, before blooming into a brand with branches touching the furthest corners of the globe. From Country Garden to Sloane Street Marriage for Susan, to the renowned Sir Eustace Pulbrook, then Chairman of Lloyds, was a social whirl, with friendships and connections made all over the UK, Europe and the USA. Following his unexpected death, Lady Pulbrook…

The beautiful, bulbous flower AMARYLLIS seems to emerge the most during the holidays, with its gorgeous Art Deco-like display, adding a splendid pop of color to a season of draped in winter white. History and Origin According to Greek lore, this beautiful flower is named for a shepherdess. It was said that her love for a gardener was unrequited and endeavoring to impress Alteo, Amaryllis walked the path to his door for one month, each time, piercing her heart with a golden arrow. The blood that flowed from Amaryllis’ heart along the pathway, created beautiful blooming scarlet hued flowers. A Beauty to Behold These stunning flowers of many colors and variations, blossom easily indoors and are lovely to gaze upon. This deep red variety is particularly fetching especially in the winter. Here is an array of the rich red flower for the lips, to scent you, your spaces, and to…

An age old flower with an impressive presence, roses are a beauty to behold and their aroma is enchanting. To adorn oneself with roses is a powerful connection to history and an expression great beauty. The rose always stirs up attention in human culture, and has ancient symbolic meanings throughout human history. Roses: The Meaning of Their Colors Red Roses – Love. They convey deep emotions from respect to devotion. White Roses – Chastity and innocence. Pink Roses – Gentle emotions, joy, gratitude and appreciation. Orange Roses – Togetherness, passion and energy. Peach Roses – Anticipation and hope for the future. Purple Roses – Light shades – Love at first sight. Darker shades – Splendour and regal majesty. Yellow Roses – Exuberance, friendship and caring. Pictured from Left to Right: Dior beauty Diorlisse, Petal Pink, Boudoir D’Or Bath Confetti Rose soaps box 20 pink, Aerin Rose Balm lipstick, Salvatore Ferragamo…

There is nothing that brightens a room quite like fresh flowers. The colors, the freshness and the scent impart a special characteristic to the spaces when they are…

Flowers date back to prehistoric times evidenced with the discovery of flower fossils. Discovered in burial sites of Neanderthals, the presence of much sediment pollen which indicates there were abundant flowers even that long ago. Flowers play a large role our lives; they’re used to express our feelings, moods, commemorate occasions and are part of our rituals. Over the centuries they have been depicted in many forms on art, books, sculpture, tapestry and music, with the most opulent examples having been produced between the 17th and 19th century with such accuracy and expressing their great beauty. In Victorian England, they were used like a language; their scent and particular varieties represented certain messages. Studies carried out at Rutgers university show that flowers are a powerful mood ‘inducer’ both immediate and long term. So don’t save buying fresh flowers for special occasions and fill your home with them as often as…