A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion
Product Number: EB00151836
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345532879
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Description

"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. From the Hardcover edition.

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Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2011

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