This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent of the London Journal of Horticulture gives the following good hints : " Let a close-fitting shutter be provided for the window, so that if necessary daylight may be excluded while arranging flowers for evening parties. I have found that if flowers are arranged by the same light as that in which they are to be used, much better results may be obtained, as it is well known that some colors which look well by daylight will spoil the whole arrangement when seen under artificial light. In conclusion, I will add that the less hard-and-fast lines we admit in the arrangement of cut flowers the better, but the following I would recommend : Avoid glaring colors, let white predominate ; use a good proportion of light green foliage, and do not crowd the flowers".