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Victorian Seedsman Taught Love of Flowers

Victorian seedsman taught love of flowers. His magazine Vick's Illustrated Monthly provided the nineteenth century seedsman James Vick (1818-1882) a chance to instruct and encourage his customers. He often published letters from his customers both in the catalog and in…

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Flowers Fascinated Victorian Women

In the nineteenth century growing flowers meant much more than a hobby, especially for women. Victorian women grew flowers because it was the moral thing to do. Growing flowers, in fact, became itself a lesson in morality. Nicolette Scourse in…

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