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The Language of Flowers Companion

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Foreword by Vanessa DiffenbaughAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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On Sale: September 20, 2011
Pages: 192 | ISBN: 978-0-345-53287-9
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.”
 
Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Vanessa Diffenbaugh was born in San Francisco and raised in Chico, California. After studying creative writing and education at Stanford, she went on to teach art and writing to youth in low-income communities. She and her husband, PK, have three children and live in Monterey, California.

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