The meaning of flowers in the Victorian era was very important. One could communicate his/hers intentions through a bouquet o flowers. You could send a whole message!

Different flowers have different meanings. I put some thought into that for my wedding bouquet and had white roses – eternal love, virtue, chastity and ivy – fidelity, affection, marriage, dependence. My favoured flowers are purple violets and apparently they stand for faithfulness, I’ll always be true. And when I buy flowers for people I often think of floriography. What message am I sending? I have always been very much into that. It would be great if florists would start that again.

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