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Learn “The Language of Flowers” with New Pocket Guide by Waterford Press
by Alicia Sellitti
January 26, 2014

There’s no more popular way to declare “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day than a bouquet of red roses; and for most who say it with flowers, that’s the extent of their vocabulary. But you could also send a spray of gladiolas to indicate “Love at First Sight,” or say “I Return Your Love” with violets. Or if you’re trying to get back in your loved one’s good graces, you may want to send soft-colored arrangements of pinks and lavenders—the bigger the better. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Waterford Press introduces “The Language of Flowers,” a pocket-sized guide to help you expand your floral vernacular.

In Victorian times, young women, largely confined to the home, often used floral gifts to communicate with the outside world in a silent language with both sentimental and moral meanings. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights the history, symbolism and folklore surrounding 50 of the most common floral gifts.

Available for $6.95 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or at a local retailer near you.

About Waterford Press:

Waterford Press produces concise, accessible reference to outdoor recreation skills, animals & plants, travel and culture. The only publisher with nature reference guides for every state, Waterford Press’ 450+ folding reference guides and books have sold more than 4.5 million copies. For more information visit:

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