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The Complete Language of Flowers - A Definitive and Illustrated History - cover

The Complete Language of Flowers - A Definitive and Illustrated History

S. Theresa Dietz

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

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Summary

A comprehensive encyclopedia providing the meanings, powers, facts, and folklore for over 1,001 flower species. 
 
For centuries, artists and lovers have used the secret language of flowers, or floriography, to discreetly send overt messages of their desires and emotions. A simple flower could reveal a variety of hidden meanings, from a flirtatious “I like you” to a serious declaration of everlasting love. For example:A sweet pea reported a friendly “I’m thinking of you”A lavender rose screamed “Love at first sight”Geraniums signified “friendship”Hibiscus wished “Peace and happiness” 
 
S. Thereesa Dietz has meticulously compiled over 1,001 of your favorite flowers into this beautifully updated and definitive guide, complete with full-color illustrations. Organized by both scientific and common names, each species contains fascinating and forgotten symbolic flower meanings from ancient Greek and Roman times to today. Whether used as a reference to create beautifully bespoke wedding bouquets or as a flower companion to plan stunning garden combinations, this comprehensive edition is perfect for every flower lover. 
 
“Flower lovers will marvel at S. Theresa Dietz’s The Complete Language of Flowers, an A to Z of flowers and plants listing symbolic meanings, possible powers, folklore and facts.” —BookPage
Available since: 02/04/2020.
Print length: 256 pages.

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