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Petal Tongue - Pioneers Press

Petal Tongue

Rachel McKay

  • $ 1500

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Send coded messages with your flower garden! This illustrated book details a technique called "floriography" or "the language of flowers," which establishes a coded language via the arrangement of flowers in a garden. 

Says Wikipedia, "Interest in floriography soared in Victorian England and in the United States during the 19th century. Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society. Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small 'talking bouquets,' called nosegays or tussie-mussies, which could be worn or carried as a fashion accessory."

A limited edition of 16!