Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Did You Know


Did you know in Victorian times, flowers were considered the language of love and used to send secret messages. For instance:
Acacia stands for secret love.
Begonia - Beware
Calla Lily - Beauty
Clover, White - Think of me
Dwarf Sunflower - I adore you
Lily, orange - Hatred
Lotus -  I love you still
Primrose - I can't live without you
And so on.


26 comments:

  1. I did know. They were also prone to spelling out messages in gemstones.

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    1. Now that's a great piece of trivia for today, EC. I didn't know about spelling messages in gemstones.

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  2. Yes, it was a fun way of talking through the flowers. This crops up in quite a lot of novels written back then. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Well personally, I hope I don't get any orange lilies. Heh.

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  3. Might be harder to pass than notes in class

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  4. One year our school system let kids buy a colored carnation and send it to someone. I got a green one, which meant "You're weird but I like you anyway." LOL

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    1. Haha. I'm not sure if I should get green carnations for my friends or from them. Maybe both.

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  5. No, I didn't know what you said about flower colors. Amazing.

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  6. I am all for co Fort kitty😸. I knew about the flowers as they often have meaning in art like, the death of Ophelia, a pre-raphaelite painting. Now I must get off the couch and get to work. Feeling dizzy today, was better yesterday but I hope getting the tooth yanked will fix that. That is on the 21st.

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    1. I didn't realize they had meaning in art, though it makes sense. You and EC have taught me something new today.
      Sorry you are having a bad day. Hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Knew about the flowers--never seen the memes before. Ha!

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    1. Heh. We must have lots of Flower Children running around the blogosphere since so many knew about the language:)

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  8. So many rules during the Victorian era. I don't think I'd have been able to keep up with it all.

    May your day be full of purrs too!

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    1. Me neither.
      Thanks for the lovely sentiment. I usually pick up some purrs somewhere during the day:)

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  9. whoa....wouldn't want to be the recipient of the orange lily !! ;) ☺☺

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  10. And flowers are so pleasurable still today!

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  11. They sure are, aren't they, Christine?

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  12. I'm enjoying the neat factoids!

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  13. I DID know that! And I loved "You had me at reading!"

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  14. Not message in a bottle!
    But message in a flower :)

    All the best Jan

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  15. I love this about flowers and I love the message with the kitty! Big Hugs!

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