Craftsmanship and know-how surround this profession
"When you started out in this trade, you learned to 'have a hand', 'have a gesture'." And this gesture was learned from the apprenticeship master's own hand.
His apprenticeship master was one of the great florists. He was a rose specialist.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lyon had a long tradition of flower schools, in painting, drawing and horticulture. They fed off each other.