“If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily”
Up until recent history flowers were not considered a luxury but a necessity. From the middle ages through the Victorian era even the very poor would buy less food in order to purchase fresh cut flowers. The early pioneer women treasured their flower gardens, using their precious time and energy when they had to produce every necessity for their families by their own hand. These people often lived excruciatingly hard lives but they seemed to know something intrinsically that we as a society have forgotten. What bit of wisdom have we lost and what has it cost us as a culture?