A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favourite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend. Floriography is a guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs, historically used as a means of secret communication during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history.
  • Author: Roux, Jessica
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 15/10/2020
  • ISBN: 9781524858148
  • B-Code: B062263
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 208x157mm