The Language of Flowers

As any flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. During the Victorian era, flower dictionaries were published highlighting what each flower spoke in our language. The rose is the most common known as love. However, did you know that EVERY flower actually means something? If you are looking for an amazing story that uses the language of flowers in the most wonderful way, read “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It is a beautiful story of a young lady with a gift for flowers that changes the lives of others as she overcomes a tough past.

In the meantime, here are some of the ones I personally love the meanings of. These meanings are from the Victorian era but I think they are fabulous!

Begonia – Beware

Bells of Ireland – Good Luck

Bouquet of Withered Flowers – Rejected Love

Carnation – Divine Love

Chrysanthemum – You’re a wonderful friend

Daffodil – Unrequited Love

Forget-me-not – Ture Love

Gladiolus – I am really sincere

Heather – Admiration

Hydrangea – Thank you for understanding

Calla Lily – Beautiful

Orange Lily – Hatred

White Lily – purity

Yellow Lily – I am walking on air

Tiger Lily – Wealth and Pride

Monkshood – Beware

Myrtle – Love

Orchid – Love, Beauty, and Refinement

Peony – Shame

Stock – bonds of Affection

Tulip – Perfect Lover

This is only a snippet of the language of flowers! Next time I am going to blog about the meaning of the colours of roses. It is no wonder I am so in love with flowers, they are beautiful, make you feel good and they are fun!