The Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive and Illustrated History

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Book Sales, Feb 4, 2020 - Nature - 256 pages
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The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry.

For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers like peonies (bashfulness) and tulips (passion).Coupled with stunning full-color illustrations, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
How to Use This Book
8
A
10
B
36
C
44
D
72
E
82
F
88
P
156
Q
180
R
182
S
194
T
212
U
222
V
224
W
232

G
94
H
102
I
112
J
118
K
120
L
122
M
136
N
146
O
150
X Y Z
234
Works Consulted
238
Acknowledgments
240
About the Author
241
Photo Credits
242
Index of Common Flower Names
243
Index of Common Flower Meanings
255
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About the author (2020)

Spring, summer and autumn container gardening on a small apartment’s balcony is all the more appreciated during the short growing season in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State where eclectic artist and writer, S.Theresa Dietz, makes her home. The twenty plus years of ongoing research into the subject of floriography symbolism and powers were driven onward by her fascination with all things magical and mysterious, along with her deep abiding love of all trees, plants and flowers.

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