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The Language Of Flowers
Flowers may be combined and arranged so as to express even the nicest
shades of sentiment.
If a flower is offered reversed, its direct significance is likewise
reversed, so that the flower now means its opposite.
A rosebud divested of its thorns, but retaining its leaves conveys the
sentiment. I fear no longer; I hope. Stripped of leaves and thorns, it
signifies, There is nothing to hope or fear.
A full-blown rose placed over two buds signifies Secrecy.
Yes is implied by touching the flower given to the lips.
No by pinching off a petal and casting it away.
I am, is expressed by a laurel leaf twined around the bouquet. I
have, by an ivy leaf folded together. I offer you, by a leaf of
Combinations and Their Meaning.
Moss, Rosebud and Myrtle--A confession of love.
Mignonette and Colored Daisy--Your qualities surpass your charms of
Lily of the Valley and Ferns--Your unconscious sweetness has fascinated
Yellow Rose, Broken Straw and Ivy--Your jealousy has broken our
Scarlet Geranium, Passion Flower, Purple Hyacinth, and Arbor Vitae--I
trust you will find consolation, through faith, in your sorrow; be
assured of my unchanging friendship.
Columbine, Day Lily, Broken Straw, Witch Hazel and Colored Daisy--Your
folly and coquetry have broken the spell of your beauty.
White Pink, Canary Grass and Laurel--Your talent and perseverance will
win you glory.
Golden-Rod and Monkshead, Sweet Pea and Forge-me-not--Be cautious;
danger is near; I depart soon; forget me not.
Significance of Single Flowers.
Arbor Vitae--Unchanging friendship.
Carnation, Deep Red--Alas! for my poor heart.
Clover, Four-Leaf--Be mine.
Clover, White--Think of me.
Columbine, Purple--Resolved to win.
Forget-me-not--True love, Forget me not.
Honey-Flower--Love, sweet and secret.
Hyacinth, White--Unobtrusive loveliness.
Lady's Slipper--Win me and wear me.
Lily of the Valley--Return of happiness.
Mignonette--Your qualities surpass your charm.
Monkshead--Danger is near.
Oats--The witching soul of music.
Peach Blossom--I am your captive.
Rose, Deep Red--Bashful shame.
Rose, White--I am worthy of you.
Rosebud, Moss--Confession of love.
Straw, Broken--Broken agreement.
Verbena--Pray for me.
Witch Hazel--A spell.
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