A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
ISBN: 0345532864
EAN13: 9780345532862
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion

Book Overview
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.