A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345532872
Format: PDF
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“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.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345532864
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345532961
Format: PDF
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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. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.

The Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525566
Format: PDF, ePub
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557093844
Format: PDF, Docs
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This colorful Victorian floral dictionary, illustrated with more than 250 drawings, gives meanings for nearly 800 flowers and unlocks a secret language used in the 19th century.

Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes
ISBN: 9781447208822
Format: PDF
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"The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past"--

The Language of Flowers Dictionary

Author: Priscila Sosa Cruz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503579085
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Inspired from the language of flowers from the Victorian era, the Language of Flowers Dictionary gives a brief blast from the past and a full list of flower meanings ranging from A to Z. The list contains meanings that are commonly found with the flower, but remember, no meaning is definite.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486429784
Format: PDF, Docs
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This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants and trees was compiled by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols — who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts. Their comprehensive collection, rendered from rare illustrations, extends from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included. In addition to providing a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species — from absinth to zinnia — the authors explain the religious, magical and legendary significance of such flora as the mandrake, resurrection flower and mistletoe, and trace the development of many horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols. A visual treat for flower lovers, this essential sourcebook for artists, designers, and folklore enthusiasts will also be of value to botanical and gardening specialists.

Flora s Dictionary

Author: Kathleen M. Gips
Publisher: Village Herb Shop, Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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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.

The Floral Dictionary

Author: Anna Maria Campbell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993073984
Format: PDF, Docs
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A facsimile reprint of the very scarce 19th century Floral Dictionary by Anna Maria Campbell. This book differs from other Language of Flowers dictionaries of the period in several ways - it gives a colour to every plant, it includes some plants not listed elsewhere, and some of its meanings differ from those found in other books.