Secret #16

Floriography: A new message with sinister meaning…

I find I’m fascinated with the combinations you can make with the different flowers and their meanings. From proclamations of true love to best wishes to warnings of death and misdeed. Something as simple and beautiful as a flower blossom once were the Morris code of the Victorian era.

The messages could be given openly as a gift or left on a doorstep as a warning. But only those who truly knew the language of flowers could decipher the meaning. At times this was a bit tricky because some flowers had double meanings. Let’s try another one…

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Basil: to show hate
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Lavender Flowers: for betrayal
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This message might be interpreted to say;

I hate you for betraying me, I’ll never trust you again

Victoria LK Williams

One thought on “Secret #16

  1. I love this, Victoria, but had no idea that’s what these plants meant! I’ve given lavender to loads of people (it’s my favorite flower)–yikes! Thanks for the overview. Have you seen the book Floriography? It’s on my wishlist and looks beautiful though I think it does cover some sinister meanings too.

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