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The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. 706 more words

Fiction

NHPR Floriography Interview

Here’s an interview I did with New Hampshire Public Radio, which you can stream on their website; I’m right at the beginning of the episode. 97 more words

St. Maewyn’s Day

You may know this fellow better by his adopted name: Patrick.

Patrick was named Maewyn Succat when he was born circa 385 CE to a wealthy Roman family in either Wales or Scotland. 515 more words

Quill & Ink

"By Yon Bonnie Banks" - Flowers on the Bank of Loch Lomond (On Victorian Love, Lost)

While everyone back in the United States is talking about St. Patrick’s Day, Scotland is fairly quiet. One of the most iconic emblems of the holiday, choruses of “Danny Boy” will probably float from the corner pubs across the country, invariably, at one point or another.  834 more words

The magic of flowers

There’s something about receiving fresh flowers that just makes everything better. From the moment that the door rings and a parcel arrives from someone unknown and you get a frivolous shiver, from feeling loved and wanted as you read the card, and throughout the following days and weeks when the scent wafts to your nose and your eyes are thrilled by the wonder and beauty of nature. 250 more words

Thoughts

A Flower Story

My interest in the symbolism of flowers was sparked previously, and I wrote a story Bare Dealings. It is a weird episode involving romance and a naked thief (note that the romance was not with the naked thief).  5,104 more words

Flowers

Spelling Out a Message of Love

Special occasions and holidays like Valentine’s Day inspire many of us to send flowers to those we hold with love and affection. In selecting the contents of your bouquet, make it especially memorable by choosing flowers that carry with them symbolic messages of endearment. 476 more words

Gardening