Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flower Power

I marvel at how humans manage to pack so many meanings into a single word. A friend (the most excellent Miss P.) recently found a copy of Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers at a used book store. I know she is a truly splendiferous friend because she was somehow able to give the book to me instead of keeping it for herself! Some of the meanings attached to specific flowers are hilarious. For example, if one were to give another a currant, the flower would signify "thy frown will kill me." One of my personal favorites is Rose Unique, which signifies "Call me not beautiful."


  1. Hey, Sarah. Good luck with your revision. (I'm currently in the same boat.) If you're interested in finding out more about the language of flowers, you might want to check out my YA novel, FORGET-HER-NOTS (HarperCollins, 2010). It's a new spin on garden magic.

    Happy 2010!


  2. Thanks for the encouragement! Your book sounds marvelous, and I can't wait to read about Laurel's adventures as a Flowerspeaker.