Sherlock Holmes at the Fioreria on Via Cuccagna
Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle once had his Sherlock Holmes speculate that
Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers.
Florist and garden designer Irene Cuzzaniti certainly agrees with the famous detective: in 2015, she opened the Fioreria on Via Cuccagna, in Milano, “to contribute to awareness on issues about the environment and nature, and to work with plants and flowers.”
The Fioreria is a meeting place for professional craftspeople, as well as simply crafty people; here, they can meet and share their expertise through always new initiatives, ranging from seminars on Japanese Ikebana to botanical watercolor classes, from lessons on the art of living in the countryside to walks around the biggest parks in the city.
All other things, Sherlock Holmes adds,
our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
And the Fioreria certainly concurs.