Stumbled upon the language of flowers, sometimes called floriography. It was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages allowing people to express their feelings without saying a word.
Having a tough time envisioning a person standing in front of a garden, or floral counter, composing a secret message and even if they did, should you just assume that the person receiving the flowers knows each of their meanings? Sorry … just trailing off and taking the fun out of it.
However I can take credit for knowing what different color roses have to say …
• Red Rose – Love ; I love you
• White Rose – Eternal Love; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
• Pink Rose – Perfect happiness; please believe me
• Yellow Rose – Friendship; jealousy; try to care
• Black Rose – Death
Then I started wondering what my garden was saying …
- Lily of the Valley – Sweetness, Humility, Returning Happiness, Trustworthy
- Sunflowers – Pure and Lofty
- Blue Iris – Faith and Hope
- Hollyhock – Ambition
- Daisy – Innocence, Purity, Cheer, Simplicity
- Ivy – Dependence, Endurance
- Coreopsis – Always Cheerful
- Purple Lilac – First Emotion of Love
- Sage – Wisdom, Long Life
- Lily – Purity
- Dandelion: Oracle of Time, Love, Faithfulness and Happiness
What’s your garden saying, besides weed me?