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Bibliography
Connolly, Shane. The Secret Language of Flowers, New York: Rizzoli International, 2004.
Edgarton, Miss S. C. The Flower Vase: Containing The Language of Flowers and Their Poetic Sentiments, Boston: Samual M. Dickinson, 1843.
Greenaway, Kate. Language of Flowers, London: George Routledge and Sons, 1864.
Hale, Sarah. Flora's Interpreter, and Fortuna Flora, Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey and Company, 1850.
Lehner, Ernst. Folklore and symbolism of flowers, plants and trees, New York: Tudor Publishing Co. 1960.
Miller, Thomas. The Romance of Nature; or the Poetical Language of Flowers, New York: J.C. Riker, 1860
Powell, Claire. The Meaning of Flowers, Boulder, Colorado: Shambhala Publications, 1979.

Seaton, Beverly. The Language of Flowers, a history, Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1995. Note - Five classic flower sentiments vocabularies are included in this reference: Latour, Le langage des fleurs; Delachenaye, Abecedaire de Flore ou langage des fleurs; Shoberl, The Language of Flowers; with illustrative poetry; Phillips, Floral Emblems; Wirt, Flora's Dictionary.

ĺ─˙Kate Middleton Picks Flowers with Special Meanings for Royal Wedding Celebrationsĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Middleton is using the ĺ─˙language of flowersĺ─¨ to make sure her wedding blooms convey a personal messageĺ─¨, Daily Mirror, 04/27/2011 Kate's bouquet was designed by royal florist Shane Connolly in the all white royal tradition. The ĺ─˙flower sentimentsĺ─¨ of the bouquet are: Lily-of-the-valley - return of happiness; Sweet William - gallantry; Hyacinth - constancy of love; Ivy - fidelity, marriage, wedded love & friendship; Myrtle: emblem of marriage & love. Kate's stem of Myrtle in her bouquet came from the plant started from a sprig of Myrtle from a nosegay given Queen Victoria by Prince Albert's grandmother. Ironically, the ĺ─˙language of flowersĺ─¨ has now come full circle from Queen Victoria,1847 to 2011, Kate & William, heirs to the British throne. Is it any wonder the mystique and romance of the ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨ flourishes.
Updated Flower Sentiments
Flowers that have never been included in the classic Language of Flowers and flowers
whose sentiments were unduly influenced by superstition or fables.
Updated flower sentiments are shown in italics.
Flower Meanings to express Love True Love. Say "I Love You" in the "Language of FlowersČĂ" "Flower SentimentsČĂ"...Of course, everyone knows that red roses say "I Love You." Did you know there are more than 650 additional flower meanings to discover and we have the most accurate, authentic "flower sentiments" flower meanings dictionary online. Now you can experience the romance and mystique of "flower sentiments" assured that you clearly and accurately understand the "Language of Flowers".
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History and Romance of the meaning of Flowers. The "Language of FlowersČĂ" represents 200 years of tradition...that individual types of flowers and flower colors express specific "Flower Sentiments" and "Flower Meanings", including Aphrodite's lovely beseechment of Ophelia in "Hamlet"..."there's rosemary, that's for remembrance, pray love... remember." In the Nineteenth Century, "Language of Flowers" flourished and grew into a very popular cultural movement in France, then England and America. Some of the flower meanings, associations and symbolism reach back into much earlier cultures. The name "Language of Flowers" was first used in print in 1809.
ĺ─˙Thenĺ─¨...Queen Victoria's great fascination with the ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨... prompted Her Majesty to spread the flowery language around the entire world. & ĺ─˙Nowĺ─¨...The sophisticated, modern Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose flowers with special ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨ meanings for her royal wedding celebrations. ĺ─˙Thenĺ─¨...Queen Victoria's great fascination with the ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨... prompted Her Majesty to spread the flowery language around the entire world. & ĺ─˙Nowĺ─¨...The sophisticated, modern Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose flowers with special ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨ meanings for her royal wedding celebrations. ĺ─˙Thenĺ─¨...Queen Victoria's great fascination with the ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨... prompted Her Majesty to spread the flowery language around the entire world. & ĺ─˙Nowĺ─¨...The sophisticated, modern Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose flowers with special ĺ─˙Language of Flowersĺ─¨ meanings for her royal wedding celebrations.
"Language of Flowers" is the most cherished romantic tradition in world cultural history". The history of flower symbolism, meanings and "sentiments" reaches back into early Chinese Dynasties. Selam, the Oriental Language of Flowers was introduced into Europe by Charles II King of Sweden after five years of exile in Turkey, living at the Ottomanian court returning to Sweden in 1714, from where his courtiers began the promoting the Flower Language around the Western World, France, Holland. In 1718, Lady Mary Wortly Montagu, wife of the ambassador to the port of Constantinople became fascinated with the coded messages used by Turkish harems and introduced the symbolic language to the UK. However, the first published use of the phrase "Language of Flowers" did not occur until 1809. When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837, she became so enamored by the Language of Flowers that she spread the tradition around the entire British Empire. It is said that she actually, "spoke in Language of Flowers phrases when describing the affairs of her daughter's heart." Tussie-Mussies became the order of the day! Young women studied botany and "florigraphy". And more than 400 flowers language dictionaries flooded the market. Today, "Language of Flowers" brings back the romance, beauty, and authenticity of tradition often missing in a fast paced world. Who couldn't use a little more soul calming beautiful flower tradition in their lives to share with friends and loved one? Today, we offer you the the most accurate authentic flower meanings and sentiments dictionary ever published to provide the means to perpetuate the cherished flower tradition with continuity and clarity. Today, LanguageOfFlowers.com is the only authorized source of "Language of Flowers" florals, gifts and fashions in the US...and for all the right reasons.
"Language of Flowers" is the most cherished romantic tradition in world cultural history". The history of flower symbolism, meanings and "sentiments" reaches back into early Chinese Dynasties. Selam, the Oriental Language of Flowers was introduced into Europe by Charles II King of Sweden after five years of exile in Turkey, living at the Ottomanian court returning to Sweden in 1714, from where his courtiers began the promoting the Flower Language around the Western World, France, Holland. In 1718, Lady Mary Wortly Montagu, wife of the ambassador to the port of Constantinople became fascinated with the coded messages used by Turkish harems and introduced the symbolic language to the UK. However, the first published use of the phrase "Language of Flowers" did not occur until 1809. When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837, she became so enamored by the Language of Flowers that she spread the tradition around the entire British Empire. It is said that she actually, "spoke in Language of Flowers phrases when describing the affairs of her daughter's heart." Tussie-Mussies became the order of the day! Young women studied botany and "florigraphy". And more than 400 flowers language dictionaries flooded the market. Today, "Language of Flowers" brings back the romance, beauty, and authenticity of tradition often missing in a fast paced world. Who couldn't use a little more soul calming beautiful flower tradition in their lives to share with friends and loved one? Today, we offer you the the most accurate authentic flower meanings and sentiments dictionary ever published to provide the means to perpetuate the cherished flower tradition with continuity and clarity. Today, LanguageOfFlowers.com is the only authorized source of "Language of Flowers" florals, gifts and fashions in the US...and for all the right reasons.
"Language of Flowers" is the most cherished romantic tradition in world cultural history". The history of flower symbolism, meanings and "sentiments" reaches back into early Chinese Dynasties. Selam, the Oriental Language of Flowers was introduced into Europe by Charles II King of Sweden after five years of exile in Turkey, living at the Ottomanian court returning to Sweden in 1714, from where his courtiers began the promoting the Flower Language around the Western World, France, Holland. In 1718, Lady Mary Wortly Montagu, wife of the ambassador to the port of Constantinople became fascinated with the coded messages used by Turkish harems and introduced the symbolic language to the UK. However, the first published use of the phrase "Language of Flowers" did not occur until 1809. When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837, she became so enamored by the Language of Flowers that she spread the tradition around the entire British Empire. It is said that she actually, "spoke in Language of Flowers phrases when describing the affairs of her daughter's heart." Tussie-Mussies became the order of the day! Young women studied botany and "florigraphy". And more than 400 flowers language dictionaries flooded the market. Today, "Language of Flowers" brings back the romance, beauty, and authenticity of tradition often missing in a fast paced world. Who couldn't use a little more soul calming beautiful flower tradition in their lives to share with friends and loved one? Today, we offer you the the most accurate authentic flower meanings and sentiments dictionary ever published to provide the means to perpetuate the cherished flower tradition with continuity and clarity. Today, LanguageOfFlowers.com is the only authorized source of "Language of Flowers" florals, gifts and fashions in the US...and for all the right reasons.
Historical Examples of flower symbolism prior to the Language of Flowers. "In the East, the Tulip is employed as the symbol by which a lover makes a declaration of love, presenting the idea that, like that flower, he has a face all on fire and a heart reduced to a coal." "Juniper for protection: The ancients consecrated this shrub to the Furies. The smoke of its green roots was the incense which they offered in preference to the infernal gods; and they burned its berries during funerals to ban malign influences. In certain parts of the Continent, the simple villager still believes that the perfume of Juniper berries purifies the air, and drives evil spirits from his humble cot."

Criteria for determining accurate, authentic flower sentiments:
1) Identify the primary sentiment for each flower and often a flower color through at least three resources, using classic period references in combination with the best modern references and

2) Add a second or third sentiment only if it enhances the primary sentiment.