Beside the beauty inherent in flowers and their often alluring odors especially to bees and birds, they offer other benefits. Folklore says you can use the juice of Jewelweed for the itch of poison ivy. I tired using it on a rash once and the rash did disappear. There is truth in tales passed down the medicinal generational tree.
My grandmother on my maternal side was a millinery and had a fabric store. Her husband upholstered furniture for many years. I inherited fabric (lots of chintz with floral patterns*) from my grandmother and also a love of making things from her and my grandfather. My grandmother was from the Victorian era where flowers were on lots of things and held certain meaning besides their visual beauty. http://victorianflowercode.com/
Here are a few of my flower pictures.
All Images Copyrighted Elizabeth P. Glixman