A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345532872

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 9177

“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

The Language of Flowers Companion

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345532864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 187

View: 944

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

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345525566

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4840

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 of Flowers Dictionary

Author: Priscila Sosa Cruz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503579085

Category: Nature

Page: 50

View: 2303

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.


The Language of Flowers

Author: Geraldine Adamich Laufer

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761120667

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4809

Explains the language of flowers, discusses flower lore, and shows a variety of small bouquets that convey a variety of meanings

Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes

ISBN: 9781447208822

Category: Florists

Page: 400

View: 578

"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"--

Floriography Today

The Symbolic Meanings & the Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers

Author: S.theresa Dietz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537045429


Page: 482

View: 9068

Now, Floriography Today is available in the very popular 6-inch x 9-inch bookshelf friendly size! There is no better book on the subject of the secret language of flowers and their possible intrinsic spiritual and magical powers than Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz. There are 440 pages of painstakingly researched and organized information that has never been available in one volume until now. A must have for every library's reference book shelf. Concise, consolidated and extensively cross-referenced for easy research, Floriography Today consists of over 7,500 plant names; over 2,000 symbolic meanings; and over 600 possible powers for over 900 individual species trees, plants and flowers with additional notes of interesting "Folklore and Facts" throughout. Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz, is...without a doubt...the Floriography reference book for the 21st Century. Wonderfully laid out for ease of use and highly recommended.


1,000 Flowers and Their Meanings

Author: Cheralyn Darcey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925429466

Category: Flowers

Page: 264

View: 9235

Flowerpaedia is a handy and engaging A-Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey. Readers will delight in understanding what each flower means - emotionally, spiritually, and symbolically - and the dictionary format allows people to search by the feeling or emotion they wish to convey or change. Expertly written with easy-to-understand insights, Flowerpaedia shares how we can work with a myriad of flowers to achieve balance, calm, or healing in our lives, homes, and gardens. Included is an index of each flower's precise botanical name for easy and exact identification. Written for the enthusiastic gardener and anyone charmed by the beauty and energy of flowers, this guide to understanding and selecting the right flower for every occasion and meaning will be felt and enjoyed by all.

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557093844

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 3885

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: N.A

Publisher: Pook Press

ISBN: 1445508931

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 84

View: 1972

The Floral Dictionary

Or, Language of Flowers

Author: Anna Maria Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993073984


Page: N.A

View: 9533

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.

The Language of Flowers and the Victorian Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993073960


Page: N.A

View: 1392

Based on a list of over 300 plants in a 19th century Floral Dictionary, this book looks at how each was grown in the Victorian garden, as well as its various language-of-flowers meanings. It includes facts & anecdotes on the uses, folklore and names of each plant, together with quotes from some of the foremost gardening writers of the Victorian era

The Meaning of Flowers

Author: Fu Ji Tsang

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080201201

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 5694

The Secret Language of Flowers

Author: Samantha Gray

Publisher: Cico Books

ISBN: 9781782492054

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 4030

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.

A Victorian Flower Album

God's Floral Gems, Glistening on the Verdant Face of Nature: Collected and Painted in the Summer Evenings of 1873, As a Pleasing Recreation

Author: Henry Terry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840673067

Category: Flower painting and illustration

Page: 119

View: 1511

The colour of the most lovingly pressed flowers fade but here, captured in watercolour and held in all their glory, are wild flowers as bright as on the day they were picked. One spring and summer in 1873, a Victorian Papa made a perfect keepsake for his children. No impressionism here, but exquisitely faithful recording and the Latin as well as the English names are duly recorded for the children's improvement. There is no academic arrangement by species or by alphabet; we see them just as they were brought triumphantly into the house each day.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 5668

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.

We Never Asked for Wings

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553392328

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9876

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future. Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family. Praise for We Never Asked for Wings “Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas.”—People (Book of the Week) “This poignant story will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page. . . . Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty.”—Bustle “[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother’s love, resilience and redemption.”—Family Circle “Satisfying storytelling . . . Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers.”—Kirkus Reviews “I was hooked from the first breathtaking pages of We Never Asked for Wings, caring about this exquisitely vulnerable family, hoping right along with them on every page that each heart-rending, impossible choice would lead them somewhere better together.”—Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice “Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s We Never Asked for Wings propels us into a mother’s heart as she and her family travel down a rocky path to understanding and forgiveness. With breathtaking imagery and lyrical prose, Diffenbaugh makes Letty’s growth from a troubled young mother to a responsible woman who learns to put her children first, but also allows herself the possibility of love, entirely believable. Hers is a hard-won victory you will cheer even as you wish this graceful, moving book would never end.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife From the Hardcover edition.

Meaningful Bouquets

Create Special Messages with Flowers - 25 Beautiful Arrangements

Author: Leigh Okies,Lisa McGuinness

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146446

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2132

Say it with flowers. This visual bouquet includes a photographic glossary of popular flower types and their Victorian meanings, followed by step-by-step instructions for creating 25 beautiful arrangements. From Celebration and Luck, to Happiness and Forgiveness, each bespoke bunch of flowers suits an important occasion or recipient. Blooming with inspiring lifestyle photography and watercolor botanical illustrations throughout, Meaningful Bouquets brings a truly personal touch to flower arranging.