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February 12, 2014

Send the Right Message this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you want to make certain that you’re being clear with your communication.  Did you know that flowers have their own special language?  It’s called floriography, and it’s all about the blossoms!

Floriography was popular during Victorian England and in the United States, particularly in the nineteenth century.  Utilizing color, flower choice, and bouquet arrangement, sender and recipient could communicate using "talking bouquets" (also referred to as "nosegays" or "tussie-mussies") which then could be worn as a tres chic accessory.

If you want some literary examples, just look at Shakespeare, Austen, the Bronte sisters.  All of these writers utilized flowers for their deeply rooted symbology in order to extend metaphor and speak to their audience on a level deeper than words.

So when selecting your bouquet for your sweetie, take a minute to think about what you’re trying to say.  What colors and breeds could best send your message of love this Valentine’s Day?

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