To Do: Read “Secret Language of Flowers”

To Do: Read “Secret Language of Flowers”

When I was a teenager, I volunteered as a docent at a historical Victorian home. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very popular tourist destination and most of my days were filled with dusting, reading through the home’s library and going through the drawers. One book that I remember reading, was the original edition of “The Secret Language of Flowers.” How very Victorian to decode the different meanings of carnations and crocuses!

It’s been a while and all I can remember from that book is that yellow roses mean “deceit,” not “friendship” as ProFlowers would have you believe. Before I accidentally send someone a bouquet of hate, I should buy a book online. I am having trouble finding one that is actual accurate and historical instead of just coffee table fluff, however. Any suggestions?

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  1. MissScientistSF at 7:22 pm

    i have a good one that the riggen’s gave me. it may actually be the same version that you were reading at the jack house!

  2. mrsem Author at 7:24 pm

    You’ve been holding out on me!? Are you leaving for Colorado tonight?

  3. mrsem Author at 8:52 pm

    Chilling at home tonight. Want to come over for dinner & the project runway finale?

  4. MissScientistSF at 8:58 pm

    sure.. we have to do laundry, but after that, we’d be down. I know rob wants to borrow trent for some rickshaw madness