The Language of Flowers
The Victorians used flowers as a means of communication, assigning them meanings. Giving a person flowers was like passing them a note. In the language of flowers of the Victorian-era, the violet speaks of retiring modesty and the image of the “shrinking violet.” The white violet meant candor, but also innocence, the way a child often speaks without the restraint of an adult.
In our modern equivalent of the language of flowers, violets are often seen as plants for the home, representative of the family and of marriage. In wedding bouquets they represent a promise and faithfulness. In dreams they are said to represent the possibility of marriage or commitment.
Journey with us through the ages as we explore the Language of Flowers!