Creative Vivacity


The Language of Flowers


This blog post is inspired from a recent read at the library, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. What an amazing read that introduced me to the language and poetry of flowers. Who would have thought a bouquet of flowers had a story and meaning behind each flower. According to the book, in the 1800's men used to communicate to women by offering flowers and the women would take the flowers home and decipher what each flower meant in their flower dictionary! How romantic! Below are some flower pictures I have taken. I have always had a passion for capturing the beautiful colours in flowers and those moments when you get the perfect light and perhaps a fun insect gets captured in the picture!

Some of the foliage I like and their meaning according to Victoria's Dictionary of Flowers!  For a full listing of flower meanings check out the dictionary.

  • Baby's Breath - Everlasting love
  • Carnation, pink - I will never forget you
  • Crocus - Youthful gladness
  • Cranberry - Cure for heartache
  • Dahlia - Dignity
  • Daffodil - New beginnings
  • Daisy - Innocence 
  • Gerber Daisy - Cheerfulness 
  • Tulip - Declaration of love
  • Freesia - Lasting friendship
  • Eucalyptus - Protection
  • Grass - Submission
  • Ivy - Fidelity
  • Honeysuckle - Devotion
  • Lavender - Mistrust
  • Rose, pink - Grace
  • Ranunculus - You are radiant with charms
  • Peony - Anger
  • Sweet Pea - Delicate pleasures
  • Wax flower - Susceptibility