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!