Flourish provides a strong, base set of PHP classes that run pretty much anywhere, helping you focus on solving more interesting problems.
Extensive documentation and a sane API help you get stuff done, whether you are building a new app or maintaining a legacy website.
Why Use Flourish?
You will find Flourish useful if you need to write code that is any of the following:
Promoted security best-practices
Consistent and easy to understand
Needs to model simple or complex databases, especially existing schemas
Works with international data
Can perform accurate math calculations
Easily manipulates images
Able to run on different databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MSSQL, Oracle, DB2)
Can be used on closed-source projects
Needs to run on different versions of PHP
Needs an architecture other than MVC
Plays nicely with other libraries and frameworks