A Victorian Flower Dictionary
The Language of Flowers Companion
Pub. price: $25.00
ISBN10: 0345532864 ISBN13: 9780345532862 Contributors: Diffenbaugh, Vanessa (Foreword) Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: Sep 20 2011 Pages: 187 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
"A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it."Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings--love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.