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A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

by Mandy Kirkby
Vanessa Diffenbaugh

eBook

"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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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 20, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780345532879
  • Release date: September 20, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780345532879
  • File size: 5459 KB
  • Release date: September 20, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

"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.

Expand title description text