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

Virginia creeper.





Combinations and Their Meaning.



Moss, Rosebud and Myrtle--A confession of love.



Mignonette and Colored Daisy--Your qualities surpass your charms of

beauty.



Lily of the Valley and Ferns--Your unconscious sweetness has fascinated

me.



Yellow Rose, Broken Straw and Ivy--Your jealousy has broken our

friendship.



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.



Camelia, White--Loveliness.



Candy-Tuft--Indifference.



Carnation, Deep Red--Alas! for my poor heart.



Carnation, White--Disdain.



China-Aster--Variety.



Clover, Four-Leaf--Be mine.



Clover, White--Think of me.



Clover, Red--Industry.



Columbine--Folly.



Columbine, Purple--Resolved to win.



Daisy--Innocence.



Dead Leaves--Sadness.



Deadly Nightshade--Falsehood.



Fern--Fascination.



Forget-me-not--True love, Forget me not.



Fuschia, Scarlet--Taste.



Geranium, Rose--Preference.



Geranium, Scarlet--Consolation.



Golden-Rod--Be cautious.



Heliotrope--Devotion.



Honey-Flower--Love, sweet and secret.



Hyacinth, White--Unobtrusive loveliness.



Ivy--Fidelity.



Lady's Slipper--Win me and wear me.



Lily, Day--Coquetry.



Lily, White-Sweetness.



Lily, Yellow--Gaiety.



Lily of the Valley--Return of happiness.



Mignonette--Your qualities surpass your charm.



Monkshead--Danger is near.



Myrtle--Love.



Oats--The witching soul of music.



Orange Blossoms--Chastity.



Pansy--Thoughts.



Passion Flower--Faith.



Peach Blossom--I am your captive.



Pear--Affection.



Primrose--Inconstancy.



Quaking Grass--Agitation.



Rose--Love.



Rose, Deep Red--Bashful shame.



Rose, Yellow--Jealousy.



Rose, White--I am worthy of you.



Rosebud, Moss--Confession of love.



Shamrock--Lightheartedness.



Straw--Agreement.



Straw, Broken--Broken agreement.



Sweet Pea--Depart.



Tuberose--Dangerous pleasures.



Verbena--Pray for me.



Witch Hazel--A spell.





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