A Victorian Flower Dictionary : The Language of Flowers Companion

A Victorian Flower Dictionary : The Language of Flowers Companion

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“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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780345532862
Branch Call Number: 808.8036 KIRKB
Additional Contributors: Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language of flowers
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan"--Title page verso


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