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The Language of Flowers A Miscellany


All over the world flowers are an integral part of human culture, whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a beautiful bouquet for a birthday, a message of thanks or to pay one's respect at a funeral. But while everyone knows that red roses signify love few may realise that an entire language of flowers exists with every bloom, foliage and plant having a particular emotion attached. This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver the desired message, be it Hazel for reconciliation, Wisteria for welcome or Ivy for fidelity.

Bringing the language to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated miscellany contains fifty profiled flowers, a dictionary searchable by emotion, and ideas for creating bouquets and arrangements for specific occasions. This book makes a novel present for any flower lover.


  • Hardcover
    192 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0230759633
  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 19.6 cm