Caravan Sonnet: speaking of flowers ~ flower lingo

3/18/13

speaking of flowers ~ flower lingo

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

7 comments:

  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!

    Lauren

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

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

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  4. Love this! Tulips are my favorite :)

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  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.

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

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

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