The Meaning of Flowers by Claire Powell


This book is a really good book on the meaning of flowers.  It tells you how the meaning of flowers came to Britain and why various flowers mean what they do.  For example, cabbage represents love because in France (where the meaning of flowers came from to Britain) someone will call his sweetheart “my little cabbage”.  It goes through all the meanings that they had for flowers in Victorian Britain.  There is a very useful appendix at the end of the book which is a list containing the name of the flower and what it means, which is a good short reference.

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