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I enjoyed this type of classification - especially as I wasn't looking for specific plants, but rather general symbolism of all plants available. If you are looking for specific plants it would still be easy to navigate, scientific names can be found through a simple google search, or you could use the common names index at the end of the book. I especially enjoyed the folklore section, and the index of common flower meanings (also at the end). Cleverly combining tender and tough, Diffenbaugh’s highly anticipated debut creates a place in the world for a social misfit with floral insight. This book is beautifully written, some writers just have the ability to connect words in such a way that it almost feels like harmony, poetry. Prose! Several Anglican churches in England have paintings, sculpture, or stained glass windows of the lily crucifix, depicting Christ crucified on or holding a lily. One example is a window at The Clopton Chantry Chapel Church in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, UK.

The Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive and Illustrated History is a giant floriography (I just love that word!) of flowers, herbs, and other plants. The sketches are beautiful and remind me of Victorian botanical illustrations. The printed version would make a whimsical coffee table book for fans of cottagecore. Everyone has their own way of coping with tragedy. Everyone has their interests and passions that can take them away from darkness and into the light. For some it’s music, for some it’s art, for others it’s reading and for Victoria, in The language of flowers, it’s flower arranging. In J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Professor Severus Snape uses the language of flowers to express regret and mourning for the death of Lily Potter, his childhood friend and Harry Potter's mother, according to Pottermore. [15] I have received many a horrified look when I have told people that I don't like red roses. Their expression of horror only got worse when I told them I much preferred yellow roses. I was always really confused as to why which flowers I liked would cause such a strong reaction.This review has kind of been thrown together, I apologise. This book deserves better but I thought I'd finish off by sending Ms D a little message.... of the floral kind, about my feelings about this book.

Probably the most beautiful book of the spring, The Language of Flowers by Dena Seiferling is not only beautifully illustrated, it’s a gentle and kind story about a little bee and the flowers. The book, though, is about more than what the flowers mean . It is about what it means to belong , to be loved , to be able to love. It's also about family and forgiveness . This work of historical fiction was a book club selection and that is how I came to read it. It is without a doubt a must read for historical fiction readers as well as people who as with Victoria may seek joy in flowers by arranging them , smelling then, or just looking at them. This is the story of a girl who matures into a woman while dealing with some of the darkest times a human being can deal with and triumphing with a little help from her flowers. a b Laufer, Geraldine Adamich (1993). Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers. Workman Publishing. pp.4–25, 40–53. ISBN 9781563051067.

This story was almost wrapped up too neatly, but it fit so well. I hope some of you read it, it almost smells so good!

Because of that believe I do not feel any reservations to rate the second half of this book only with two stars in contrast to my four star expectation in the beginning. Beatrice is a little bee gifted to the flowers of the meadow. They keep her safe and warm and in return she learns their language and delivers their messages. She does such a good job that the flowers of the meadow flourish and she needs some help. So begins her harrowing journey to find more bees. Through the language of flowers she reconnects to the world, learns to trust and forgive. The language of flowers was the only language she could trust. The one way of communication she could be totally honest in. As time passes and she becomes a young adult, she learns to write her own floral dictionary in which she re-evaluated the different flowers. She basically changed the destiny of the flowers by changing their meanings. But to get to that point, she had to first lash out and destroy, the only way she learnt how to cope with her world. A long road of redemption and forgiveness was her destiny. Centred around an upper class couple's imminent marriage, Wharton's story explores the intricacies of societal mores in 1870s New York, a salacious landscape of gossip. Wharton was able to tap into the complexities of high society through an understanding of the era's traditions. Consequently, the use of flowers plays an important role in the narrative, with the character of May always sporting white blooms. A captivating novel in which a single sprig of rosemary speaks louder than words . . . The Language of Flowers deftly weaves the sweetness of newfound love with the heartache of past mistakes. . . . [It] will certainly change how you choose your next bouquet.”—Minneapolis Star TribuneAlthough the practice filtered through the social classes, it was primarily popular with women of the privileged classes – a demographic that, while in a position of financial privilege, was still regarded as inferior to its male counterpart. In a time when women were not encouraged to be outspoken, these floral accessories allowed them to communicate with their peers, offering a means for them to speak out without impeding their societal status. Robert Tyas was a popular British flower writer, publisher, and clergyman, who lived from 1811 to 1879; his book, The Sentiment of Flowers; or, Language of Flora, first published in 1836 and reprinted by various publishing houses at least through 1880, was billed as an English version of Charlotte de la Tour's book. [7]

A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. Four men who meet as college roommates move to New York and spend the next three decades gaining renown in their professions—as an architect, painter, actor and lawyer—and struggling with demons in their intertwined personal lives. The rest of the book didn't make a lot of sense to me. This broken young woman is saved and loved by many people as she embarks into her new life as an emancipated adult. Why? She's dirty and slow to communicate. She disappears without explanation. She isn't at all loveable. Perhaps the unattached, the unwanted, the unloved, could grow to give love as lushly as anyone else.”The Language of Flowers is a beautiful little book, and a bit of a curiosity. Dating from 1913, it was never intended for publication, but the inscription by the author, or "father", makes it clear that it was compiled as a personal gift to his wife, or "mother", on her birthday. It looks very quaint, oldfashioned and nostalgic, and of course, unique. A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. What this book is not: This is not a gardening book (no growing zones, information about annual or perennial, size, etc. is given) or an herbal book (no information on how to use elder or echinacea, for instance). It also doesn't give uses for flowers in terms of edibility, teas, etc.

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