The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780345525567
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Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Praise for The Language of Flowers "Instantly enchanting . . . [Diffenbaugh] is the best new writer of the year."—Elle “I would like to hand Vanessa Diffenbaugh a bouquet of bouvardia (enthusiasm), gladiolus (you pierce my heart) and lisianthus (appreciation). In this original and brilliant first novel, Diffenbaugh has united her fascination with the language of flowers—a long-forgotten and mysterious way of communication—with her firsthand knowledge of the travails of the foster-care system. . . . This novel is both enchanting and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Diffenbaugh is a talented writer and a mesmerizing storyteller. She includes a flower dictionary in case we want to use the language ourselves. And there is one more sprig I should add to her bouquet: a single pink carnation (I will never forget you).”—Washington Post "A fascinating debut . . . Diffenbaugh clearly knows both the human heart and her plants, and she keeps us rooting for the damaged Victoria."—O Magazine "Diffenbaugh effortlessly spins this enchanting tale, making even her prickly protagonist impossible not to love."—Entertainment Weekly

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780345525550
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Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.

The Complete Language of Flowers

The Complete Language of Flowers
Author: S. Theresa Dietz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781577151906
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Wellfleet Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

A Victorian Flower Dictionary
Author: Mandy Kirkby
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9780345532862
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Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Translated from the French of C de la Tour Pseud I e L Cortambert

The Language of Flowers   Translated from the French of C  de la Tour  Pseud  I e  L  Cortambert
Author: Anonim
Pages: 314
ISBN: BL:A0019657757
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Release: 1834
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Odessa Begay
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062873217
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With gorgeous full-color illustrations, ornate decorative elements, lettering in metallic ink, and engaging text, The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic is a treasure for flower lovers. A sumptuous, contemporary anthology of 50 of the world's most storied and popular flowers, each of its entries offers insight to the meaning associated with the flower, and is a fascinating mix of foklore, classic mythology, literature, botanical information and popular culture. Following an introduction that provides a short history of the language of flowers, a fad which reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria, each uniquely illustrated and designed entry is an enjoyable read full of history and little-known facts. Here is the story of Tulipmania; how the pansy got its "face," and why the most particular pollination process of a certain orchid has made the vanilla bean a very dear commodity. You'll also dicover how Christian Dior's passion for lily of the valley inspired his classic perfume Diorissimo and its extraordinary bottle; why Oscar Wilde had a penchant for wearing green carnations in his lapel; and how Greeks and Romans believed snapdragons could ward off witchcraft, so they planted them at entryways to their homes. With more than a dozen two-page paintings evoking the romance of noteworthy Victorian gardens and symbolic bouquets, a cross-referenced index of flowers and meanings, and suggestions for further reading, this book is a must for lovers of floriology and Victoriana.

Language of Flowers

Language of Flowers
Author: Anonim
Pages: 80
ISBN: OXFORD:N11524874
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Floriography

Floriography
Author: Jessica Roux
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781524866341
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend. Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Nicolae Tanase
Pages: 45
ISBN: 1521087342
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Release: 2017-04-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book will make you happy! It contains a list of 800 flowers and their beautiful and timeless meanings. Easy to look through. This pocket book will accompany you all the time in your phone, tablet, or in your Kindle. You can access the meaning of a flower anytime and everywhere, day or night, at a dating or a wedding, and early in the morning in the fragrant garden. Bejewel your heart with the language of a flower. Give someone a flower imbued with fragrance and a word from the soul. Adorn your garden of flowers with values and virtues. Let your garden become the garden of love. Let your heart radiate like the fragrance of a flower... Agrimony (Agrimonia) - GratitudeAllspice (Pimenta) - Compassion...Baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata) - Everlasting loveBetony (Stachys); also: heal-all, self-heal, woundwort, betony, lamb's ears - Surprise...Zephyr (Zephyranthes) - Sincerity, Love

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Mandy Kirkby,Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 187
ISBN: 0230759637
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Release: 2011
Editor: MacMillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift book celebrating the forgotten language of flowers. "A flower is not a flower alone; A thousand thoughts invest it"All over the world, flowers are an integral part of human culture whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a beautiful bouquet for a birthday, a message of thanks, or to pay one's respect at a funeral. But, while everyone knows that red roses signify love, few may realise that an entire language of flowers exists with every bloom, folliage and plant having a particular emotion attached, be it hazel for reconcilliation, wisteria for welcome or ivy for fidelity. This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver a desired message. Bringing the language to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated miscellany contains fifty profiled flowers, a dictionary searchable by emotion, and ideas for creating bouquets and arrangements for specific occasions. This gift book is a novel present that any flower lover will want to own.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Jane Holloway
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101907955
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A uniquely international anthology that explores the richly symbolic expressiveness of flowers through poems from around the world and through the ages"--

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Marina Heilmeyer
Pages: 95
ISBN: IND:30000087156497
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Release: 2006
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The author outlines the mythology of flowers in the ancient and early Christian worlds and explains their special significance for love and marriage, in customs and festivals and the use of flowers as status symbols, as symbols of the seasons of the year or as metaphors of human qualities. Thirty-five beautiful depictions of flowers taken from the Renaissance and Baroque periods are reproduced as full-page illustrations accompanied by descriptive texts which analyse their symbolism, mythological importance, use and meaning in our present times."--BOOK JACKET.

The Language of Flowers Or Floral Emblems of Thoughts Feelings and Sentiments

The Language of Flowers  Or  Floral Emblems of Thoughts  Feelings  and Sentiments
Author: Robert Tyas
Pages: 223
ISBN: BL:A0022183511
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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We Never Asked for Wings

We Never Asked for Wings
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743539644
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Picador Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of The Language of Flowers "a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight in equal measure ... Diffenbaugh's latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers" Kirkus "A gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother's love, resilience and redemption" Family Circle How far would you go for your children? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job? As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children - apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she's always let her mother take that role. When Maria Elena ups and leaves, however, Letty has to confront her fears and become the parent she doesn't think she can be. Even as she tries to give her children a future, Letty's teenage son, Alex, struggles to forgive his mother for choices she made in the past. But he and Letty are not so dissimilar, and both are prepared to risk everything for those they love. Honest and compelling, We Never Asked for Wings is about family; it's about the decisions we take, the mistakes we make, the people we trust and, above all, how - and where - we find love.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Beverly Seaton
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0813934532
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Release: 2012-10-10
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and America. At the heart of the book is a depiction of what the three most important flower books from each of the countries divulge about the period and the respective cultures. Seaton shows that the language of flowers was not a single and universally understood correlation of flowers to meanings that men and women used to communicate in matters of love and romance. The language differs from book to book, country to country. To place the language of flowers in social and literary perspective, the author examines the nineteenth-century uses of flowers in everyday life and in ceremonies and rituals and provides a brief history of floral symbolism. She also discusses the sentimental flower book, a genre especially intended for female readers. Two especially valuable features of the book are its table of correlations of flowers and their meanings from different sourcebooks and its complete bibliography of language of flower titles. This book will appeal not only to scholars in Victorian studies and women's studies but also to art historians, book collectors, museum curators, historians of horticulture, and anyone interested in nineteenth-century popular culture.

The Language of Flowers Coloring Book

The Language of Flowers Coloring Book
Author: John Green
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0486430359
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Release: 2004-01-23
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Attractive, accurately rendered collection of 30 floral beauties, with brief captions describing what each flower symbolizes. Includes the anemone (anticipation), buttercup (riches), red rose (romantic love), carnation (fidelity), poppy (extravagance), and 25 others. A treat for coloring book fans, flower lovers, and gardening enthusiasts.

The Secret Language of Flowers

The Secret Language of Flowers
Author: Samantha Gray
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1782492054
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Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Cico Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beautifully-illustrated gift book reveals the hidden meanings of over 50 popular flowers. Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? 'The Secret Language of Flowers' is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more. Discover the meanings of over 50 flowers: how lily of the valley symbolizes the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.

The Language of Flower Oracle

The Language of Flower Oracle
Author: Cheralyn Darcey
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1925924408
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Release: 2021-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Language of Flowers Oracle features wildflowers that grow at 44 of the world's sacred places. It is an excellent introduction to flower reading as well as an entry-level botanical reference. If you have ever wondered what a flower means or why anyone has ever attributed symbolic meaning to a plant, this card set will answer those questions. The ancient art of reading flowers and plants for divination and healing is gained through understanding the plants' meanings so that you may wish the attribute on others or bring that energy into your own world. This box set consists of 44 cards and a 128-page full-color booklet of the world's favorite flowers that grow at 44 sacred places around the globe. It features unique flower spreads for readings and a special card-of-the-day instruction that will delight those who love beautiful oracle tools and traditional artwork.

Floriography

Floriography
Author: Sally Coulthard
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781787136311
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Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flowers can talk. Red roses say 'I love you', white lilies offer condolence and poppies invite us to remember. For thousands of years, humans have used flowers as a language, a short-hand for emotions and meanings. In her new book, Sally Coulthard, takes a fascinating look at floriography and shows how we still use this secret language across the world. She delves into the meanings of flowers and where they came from, whether it's ancient mythology or hedgerow folklore. Covering 50 well-loved flowers and plants, from peonies to sweetpeas, ivy to irises, Floriography is a beautifully illustrated guide that will take the reader on an intriguing journey through the history, legend, anthropology and literature of flowers, showing how modern-day society still relies on the meaning of flowers. From the Chinese lotus flower to the Celtic bluebell, the myth, magic and language of flowers is still blossoming today.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Gregory C. Aaron,Running Press
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1561380385
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Release: 1991
Editor: Running PressBook Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An elegant gift book which elaborates on the traditional meanings of flowers, The Language of Flowers is illustrated by history's most famous botanical artist. 25 full-color illustrations.