“In every culture throughout time, flowers have been central to the human experience. Whether growing wild or in carefully tended gardens, blooming in works of art or written into the pages of great literature, flowers have always surrounded and supported us. They appear in our most significant rituals and traditions all around the globe; from east to west; from ancient civilization to the present day; when we hope or pray. Love or mourn; we do it with flowers in our hands.” – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I have recently become interested in the symbolic representations of flowers. I am particularly interested in the Victorian Flower Dictionary and the idea that the flower that you choose for someone holds a specific meaning and carries a message. These messages can be simple but they can also be powerful.