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I suspect there are some of you who think that the Language of Flowers is trite, but it fascinates me. Whether it be for their shape, colour or some other attribute, they have been used in the art of expression for centuries. This is sometimes called Floriography, a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies, an art which has a following today. “Tussie-mussie” is a quaint, endearing term from the early 1400s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings.
Just as a calligrapher uses his quill, or a photographer relies on his camera, flowers are the Floriographer’s form of expression. The Floriographer gives each bloom a voice, creating something beautiful not only to the eye, but resonating on a much deeper level; the impalpable sense of the sentiments themselves.
Pink roses are generally looked upon as the flower of sweet thoughts and gentle emotions, and the palest pink rose (not to be mistaken for the dark pink or peach variety, which have different meanings) is a sign of gentleness, joy and grace, also associated with deep affection and admiration, happiness and enthusiasm.
As opposed to red roses that speak of deep passion, the pink roses are a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship.
Flowers and plants
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