speaking of flowers ~ flower lingo

March 18, 2013

Did you know that in the 1700s it was common to communicate through flowers? I recently read this and I have to say that as a person who adores flowers I totally understand the power of "flower communication". *smiles* It truly does not have to be a large bouquet of flowers or even store bought bouquets (although many of these are gorgeous!). I think some of the most darling bouquets are those that are handpicked with love. I truly think that the 1700s were on to something and had found a truly charming pastime.
So what do flowers communicate and mean? For those of you like me that would love to reinstate this charming tradition here are a few flowers that are common with their meanings. Have a wonderful day y'all!
Roses: love {cabbage roses mean ambassadors of love while rosebuds mean young love}
Red Tulips: overt declaration of love
Forget Me Nots: True Love
Lemon Blossoms: Promise someone that you will be true to them
Peach Blossoms: Say that you belong to them
Lilacs or Lavender: Give to a new love
Lily of the Valley: happiness
Sweet Peas: Bon Voyage
Honeysuckles: Sweet Natured
Zinnia: Thinking of You


  1. Love this! I absolutely love flowers, my aunt does floral arrangements and such for weddings and I love to be her assistant! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Hand picked flowers are truly heartfelt. Thanks for sharing the meanings. :)

  3. These are very beautiful flowers. It's nice to know their meanings.

  4. Love this! Tulips are my favorite :)

  5. I love the secret language of flowers! My freshman year in college, my friends and I discovered a short story series based entirely on the meanings of flowers, and we LOVED it.

  6. These floral meanings are very interesting! Who knew you could send specific messages with flowers?

    1. I find it fascinating also! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
      :) Rebecca