Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers
A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanicalencyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be,or green-thumbed friend.Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses andsecret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs.The book explores the coded significances associated with variousblooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy.The language of flowers was historically used as a means ofsecret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19thcentury, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when properetiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious andplayful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from thecharacteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore andhistory. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux,this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, orthoughtful gift.