“Say it with Flowers” has been a tag line used by florists since the early 1900s. But flowers have been used to express sentiments for centuries across multiple cultures. How did flowers come to form a “language” and who used it? Was it a universal language, or did different regions apply unique meanings specific to their culture? While bouquets often expressed love, they could also challenge rivals or send a message of disdain. The Victorians took the practice to unprecedented levels from the bold to the subtle – these bouquets had a lot to say!
If you are looking for a unique gift for Mom or that special woman in your life this week before Mother’s Day, or just want to join in the fun, register online now for the upcoming lecture and workshop “Victorian Language of Flowers” coming up later this month on Saturday May 18, 10 a.m. to Noon. This event will cover the history of this trend, and participants get to make their own Tussie-Mussie (example pictured here) to take home! Tickets are limited and reservations are required, which include all materials and light refreshments.