Post # 1
In the Victorian Era, flowers were used as a means of communicating to one another. A red rose given from a man to a woman, meant that he had a real passionate love for her. If he gave her a yellow rose, it meant that he felt only friendship for her.
You can find flowers and their meaning in this very old book ‘Language of flowers’ by Kate Greenaway. I put up a reprint for about $15 at a secondhand bookstore.
Anyway, did anyone when choosing their flowers consider the meaning behind the flowers?
Some of the ones I might consider adding- forget-me- nots (meaning- True love), Orange blosson- (eternal love), Peony (meaning- Happy marriage),
Anyway, these are a few that I would not consider: Anemone (meaning-forsaken), Begonia (meaning-beware), A striped colour carnation (meaning-refusal, yellow carnation (meaning-rejection) Oleander (caution)
Post # 3
I picked flowers because I loved them and thought they were beautiful, not because of what they meant nearly 200 years ago.
Post # 4
I think it’s a fun layer of meaning to add, but didn’t choose it based on this. Since it’s a “dead language” so to speak (aka nobody else would know what it meant) there didn’t seem much point spending energy on it.
Post # 5
I give a floriography for each event to every couple who works with me as a fun little additional gift. I have a variety of sources and only include the good flower meanings. 😉 You can actually view the Kate Greenaway book online for free, as it’s in the Open Library Project. http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7160132M/Language_of_flowers One couple even asked me to design their flowers specifically around the flower meanings; that was a fun challenge!
Post # 6
I chose flowers that were appropriate for the season and that matched my colors.