The Secret Language of Flowers

Author: Samantha Gray

Publisher: Cico Books

ISBN: 9781782492054

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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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 Flowers

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345525566

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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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.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345532864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 187

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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 secret language of flowers

Author: Shane Connolly,Jan Baldwin

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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A lavishly illustrated gift book for flower lovers reveals the historical symbolism of flowers and plants and explains how to create a bouquet that conveys the correct feelings in chapters that present detailed instructions for fifty-seven different floral arrangements, along with information on the historical meaning of each and a comprehensive glossary. 10,000 first printing.

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557093844

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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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.

The Language of Flowers

Author: Sheila Pickles

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780517574607

Category: Flower language.

Page: 109

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Excerpts of poetry about flowers and brief descriptions of their characteristics accompany illustrations of each flower

The Meaning of Flowers

Myth, Language & Lore

Author: Ann Field,Gretchen Scoble

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452140901

Category: Gardening

Page: 108

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Should you send a rose of crimson or of white to the one you love? What gift of flowers best expresses thanks to a dear friend? From ancient days, long before words complicated what we say to one another, flowers have been our messengers, invested with our most cherished feelings. Illustrated with luscious collages by acclaimed artist Ann Field, this enchanting tribute to the power and symbolism of flowers offers a contemporary introduction to an age-old tradition. The text draws on botanical, historical, and mythological sources worldwide, from ancient Rome to Victorian England, from Asia to the Americas, presenting portraits of almost 50 blossoms favored for all time. In Persia, for instance, the black medulla of the red tulip was said to represent the lover's heart, burnt to a coal by love's passion. To Victorians, lavender signified a broken trust, hollyhocks fertility, and nasturtiums a jest or whimsy. Blending fact, folktale, natural history, and original art, The Meaning of Flowers explores the language and lore of nature's most intimate and beautiful gifts.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

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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.

L'herbier merveilleux

Author: N.A

Publisher: Actes Sud Editions

ISBN: 9782330048129

Category: Art

Page: 192

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During his 2012 residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel (born 1964) delved into the archives of the magnificent garden that Isabella Stewart Gardner, the first American woman to graduate with a degree in horticulture, cultivated around her residence. Othoniel examined the museum (where nothing has been moved since its owners died) and photographed the flowers in the tapestries, ironwork, architecture, furnishings and paintings, in such masterpieces as van Dyck's "Portrait of a Woman" with its innocuous rose, Piermatteo d'Amelia's "Annunciation" with its majestic lily and Bartolom� Bermejo's "Saint Engracia" with its enigmatic palm. This giftworthy volume presents his art-historical ABC of these flowers, from Acanthus to Zea Mays.

Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes

ISBN: 9781447208822

Category: Florists

Page: 400

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"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"--

Tussie-Mussies

The Language of Flowers

Author: Geraldine Adamich Laufer

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761120667

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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

The Language of Flowers Dictionary

Author: Priscila Sosa Cruz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503579085

Category: Nature

Page: 50

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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.

Floriography Today

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

Author: S.theresa Dietz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537045429

Category:

Page: 482

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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.

The Language of Flowers Coloring Book

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486430355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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 Language of Flowers and the Victorian Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993073960

Category:

Page: N.A

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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 Lore and Language of Flowers

Author: Anna Trenter,Cicely Mary Barker,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: 9780723249856

Category: Flowers

Page: 93

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A beautifully illustrated gift book on the secret language and lore of garden flowers. With four seasonal sections full of information on each plant's medicinal properties, uses, magical qualities and related superstitions. Features a mixture of photographs alongside Cicely Mary Barker's exquisite artwork known for it's botanical accuracy, to make the perfect gift for every gardener. Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society who celebrate their bicentennial this year.

We Never Asked for Wings

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553392328

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.

The Language of Flowers

Poems

Author: Jane Holloway

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907959

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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

The Secret Language of Sisters

Author: Luanne Rice

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545839564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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New York Times bestselling adult author Luanne Rice makes her dazzling YA debut with this gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption. When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome -- she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She's trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard. Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton -- the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through. But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister's condition -- who can see through Roo's silence to the truth underneath. Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal? Praise for The Secret Language of Sisters "Riveting and heartbreaking... a glorious affirmation." -- Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of Shine "Luanne Rice brings her trademark grace and lyricism to a suspenseful story about sisters and life-changing chances." -- Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door "A moving story, beautiful told, about art, hope, and all kinds of love. Welcome to the YA world, Luanne Rice!" -- Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot "Raw and emotional. A novel you'll want to discuss, and one that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page." -- Tamara Ireland Stone, bestselling author of Every Last Word "Rice skillfully examines the way one mistake can shatter the lives of many."-- Publisher's Weekly "Genuine and heartfelt. . . fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay. . . will find another favorite in this." -- School Library Journal "Rice, a bestselling adult author, employs alternating chapters in the sisters' voices with clarity and honesty in her YA debut." -- Booklist Praise for Internationally Bestselling Author Luanne Rice "Luanne Rice has enticed millions of readers." -- USA Today "Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye, and a real warmth." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Rice's trademarks are fine writing, a good eye for small detail, and an uncanny way of conveying the mysterious glue that holds families together." -- Kirkus Reviews