Floriography: The Victorian Language of Flowers

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Mar 23 2017 - Oct 7 2017

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Whether or not you go, A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion shares the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers. 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. 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.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion

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