I was reading a fascinating article on the considerations needed when displaying either plants or cut flowers on museum premises.
Museums are used for many more reasons today including the hosting of events and other 'parties.' Obviously here, the desire and need to decorate with fresh plant material is high, but you can imagine some of the problems that may beset the artwork when floral artistry is not carefully monitored.
I read that in some museums, employees are not permitted to have pot plants or flowers in their offices for fear of the possibilities of pollen or other possibly diseased plant material from affecting or damaging the treasures.
Makes sense now but I didn't realize just how careful one has to be.
And what of the Stately Homes of Wherever with their huge private displayed collections?
Makes you think doesn't it.