Flora's Dictionary: The Victorian Language of Herbs and Flowers
Do you know what you're saying when you give the gift of flowers or plants? What's the difference between a red rose & a white one? Why shouldn't you give your spouse a yellow carnation or a pumpkin flower? The answers to these questions lie in the traditional meaning of plants. Even fruits & vegetables have meanings - potato for beneficence, raspberry for apology - & all of them are historically documented in this book. You'll learn how to be cold & cruel or warm & caring just by choosing different plants for a bouquet. Ms. Gips has spent twenty years researching the historical meaning associated with plants. This updated, expanded version of her previous book contains authentic meanings for more than 700 plants, including 40 rose forms. Anyone - lay or professional - who designs theme gardens, floral arrangements, wreaths or any kind of herbal or floral gift will find this one-of-a-kind book an indispensable reference. Authentic Victorian illustrations with color plates of tussie mussies. Dictionary format, includes index. Order from: Village Herb Shop, 26 South Main St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. 800-836-9120. Trade discount.
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