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 flickriver.com)
Blue Hyacinth – Constancy (image via mikesjournal.com)
Tulip – Declaration of Love (image via ausgardenercom.au)
Amazing article thanks for sharing.
Eagle-Eyed Editor said:
Love these gorgeous flower pictures! I’d heard that flowers had specific meanings in the Victorian era, but it’s nice to see the meanings in more detail.