Have become so generally worn at Her Majesty's balls and drawing-rooms,
that I deem it expedient to give some particular instructions
respecting them, so as to insure their durability and prevent their
adhesion to the hair.
For the first point named, I attach a fine white wire half way up the
back of each petal; this materially strengthens the flower. All white
flowers should be sprinkled with my prepared arrowroot, this prevents
the edges of the petals clinging to the hair, and is a protection
against heat. In coloured flowers, the paint has the same effect. The
stems are to be covered with narrow ribbon, green or brown (China
ribbon). When the flowers are to be perfumed, the perfume is to be
placed upon the ribbon.