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, be it hazel for reconciliation, wisteria for welcome or ivy for fidelity.
This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver a desired message. 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.
A beautiful gift book celebrating the forgotten language of flowers. that any flower lover will want to own.
• 13.8 x 19.7cm
• 192 pages
Mandy Kirkby is an editor and flower enthusiast. Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the writer of the internationally bestselling novel The Language of Flowers.