Saturday, April 02, 2016

Floriography: The Language of Flowers

The Victorian era was a prim and proper time in England and there were expected behaviours that prohibited outright conversations. Floriography, or the language of flowers, was a Victorian means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages.  Flowers quickly increased in popularity as a way to communicate discretely to others. Each specific flower had a different message behind it as did the ribbon that tied them together or the manner by which the bouquet was worn.

Peonies symbolized bashfulness, roses meant perfect happiness, violets stood for virtue and so on.

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