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Textures and patterns

History of Floral Design in Renaissance Period (1400-1600 A.D.)
The Renaissance period saw a continuance of some of the characteristics of
Greek and Roman styles. Fruit and cones, and foliage such as olive, ivy, and
laurel were often arranged with the flowers. Flowers used were those such
as dianthus, daisies, lily of the valley, lilies, violets, roses,
primroses. Christmas wreaths were introduced during this period. Designs
were naturalistic at the beginning, but they became more ornate during the
later Renaissance.