The last book I read for my book club was The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, it was a real page turner and enjoyable story but what I found most interesting was learning about the meaning of different flowers. Back in Victorian times a gift of flowers was not just given for it’s colour, beauty or scent but to convey a message. Each flower had a meaning and a bouquet could convey a message of friendship, passion or jealousy. I love the idea of this secret language of flowers and a second layer of meaning to a beautiful arrangement of flowers.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Pink Camelia – Longing for You (image via

Blue Hyacinth – Constancy (image via

Tulip – Declaration of Love (image via