Author: Jessica Roux
Genre: Non-fiction, Gardening, Nature, Flora, Victorian
Release Date: 15 September 2020
Synopsis: A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend.
The Language of Flowers is a full-color guidebook to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.
Pages/Hours: 224 pages
My Rating: ★★★★★
Review: Absolutely beautiful full page illustrations of flowers and the meanings behind them along with some ideas for bouquets and when to use them. I’ll definitely be getting the print edition of this, it’s just so beautiful! Perfect coffee table book for a gardener or flower lover or someone interested in Victorian culture since all the meaning come from that era.