This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Wills, of the Royal Exotic Nursery, Onslow Crescent, had the honor of receiving the commands of H. R. H, the Duke of Edinburgh, for the Floral decoration of the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Box, on the occasion of the recent State concert there. Mr. Wills also supplied the bouquets presented to Her Majesty, H. R H. the Princess of Wales, and H. R. H. the Princess of Beatrice. Her Ma-esty's bouquet was composed of Roses, Eucharis, Ddontoglossum Alexandra, the chaste and beau-iful Coelogyne cristata, Violets, and Lilies of the Valley; that of H. R. H. the Princess of Wales was quite unique, and contained Neapolitan Violets, the lovely Dendrobium Wardianum, Lilies of the Valley, and various other gems; the Princess Beatrice's was composed of various Orchids, Lilies of the Valley, Roses, Eucharis, Lilac. All were surrounded by Brussels lace holders.- Gardeners' Chronicle.