Once a coded language of emotions, desires and unspoken messages, flowers had the ability to speak louder than words. Today the language of flowers is as relevant as ever. They can symbolise love, regret, passion or remembrance, and have an ability to subtly convey a message that underlines the spoken word.
Fascinated by the historical symbolism of blooms, buds and leaves, Shane Connolly brings together his passion for creative flower arrangements with his knowledge of their deeper meanings. Fifty-seven arrangements are explained in detail, with instructions on how to prepare and style the flowers.
Detailed text about the historical meaning and associations accompany each arrangement, allowing you to choose flowers for every situation and emotion, from friendship to devoted love, or even farewells and regrets. For the mischievous, flowers can be a secret metaphor - the striking combination of beech, hellebores and tulips represents a scandalous lovers' tryst, for example.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2004
- 241 x 261 x 20mm