[PBP2013] Floriography

(sorry I’m late with this –shit happens)

Floriography is also known as “Victorian flower language”, which is the art of coding messages and sentiments into flower arrangements. It’s something I’ve always been fascinated by, and would love to properly incorporate into shrines and seasonal household arrangements for the seasonal Horae.

This is probably the best site I’ve found as an on-line source, and the sidebar features a lengthy bibliography. Matching up some flowers to mythologies I know them to be associated with certainly displays a strong knowledge of ancient myth and folklore, and especially with nuance within the English language, in assigning meanings to various flowers and plants —and apple in an arrangement symbolises temptation (the Judgement of Paris) whereas the apple blossom signifies preference (the blossomed apple tree as a wedding gift to Hera).

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