2nd Annual British Blooms and Books Giveaway

2nd Annual British Blooms and Books Giveaway

Hello, gentle reader, and welcome to the second annual British Blooms and Books giveaway! This week, we’d like to celebrate the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. After enjoying this post, please visit each of the other five authors’ blogs (links provided below) and, after a bit of reading fun, follow one simple instruction and then leave a comment on each blog. You’ll be entered to win a fabulous, British Blooms and Books prize. (US winners only, please, due to shipping the petit fours.) Enjoy, and thank you for stopping by!

Victorian Flower Language

The Victorian Era was one in which people considered themselves strictly held to moral standards – especially between the sexes. It was a time when young women were often accompanied by a mother, aunt, or another appropriate chaperone, and private conversation was not always possible. Expensive gifts were not given until a person was engaged to be married, and affections were not openly expressed early in courtship – at least not where others could see or hear. Not to be dissuaded, our romantic Victorians found other—perhaps more charming—ways to express their affections.

The language of flowers allowed men and women to say things, quietly, that society would not allow them to say aloud. Here are five of my favorites that were favorites then, too:

Roses: A white one said, “I am worthy of you.” Perhaps this would be sent after a romantic partner was suspected of courting more than one woman.

Tulips: A red tulip, sent, was a bold declaration of love. There would be no wondering if there were marital intentions after the receipt of a bouquet of such!

Carnations: A red one said, “Alas! For my poor heart!” Take pity on the man. Give him another chance.

Purple Lilacs: The first declaration of love. Imagine the thrill when these heady blossoms arrived to perfume the room and announce the affection you’d hoped to hear!

Oleander: This flower meant … beware. Oh! Who would send such a warning? It has my gothic mind turning toward the next mystery…

Tea hats photo courtesy of Divine Delights


 Giveaway Rules: One grand prize winner who comments on each of the six authors’ blogs and agrees to the one boldfaced condition posted at the end of each post will win a signed copy of each of the books plus delivery of six English hat petit fours to enjoy while you read! Name will be drawn via random.org  
 
To enter my giveaway, Please sign up for my newsletter (if you’re already signed up, just let me know in the comments).

Finished? Well done! Please visit these other fabulous authors of England-set historicals to see what flowers mean to them and their heroines.

Melanie Dickerson’s Post

Melanie Dobson’s Post

Julie Klassen’s Post

Carrie Turansky’s Post

Roseanna White’s Post

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    on May 23rd at 1:00 pm

    I love the meaning of flowers, I think it is super interesting and I wish this was more widely known and used.

  3. Jessica Dowell
    on May 23rd at 1:11 pm

    I love symbolism! I wonder who taught them these rules, or who came up with them in the first place and made them a widespread thing.

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    I’m subscribed to your newsletter. I knew that differently flowers meant different things, but I didn’t know what the different ones meant. I’ve also heard that the way a boquet is arranged can have different meanings.

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    I’ve signed up for your newsletter. The meanings of the flowers is so interesting. Were they all written down somewhere or did the men have to memorize them all, so they didn’t accidentally send the wrong message? Seems like a convoluted way to get the message across.

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  96. Olivia Petty
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    Can’t wait until I read your latest! I have always been intrigued by the meanings behind flowers. I started researching this very thing, wound up finding out the history behind orchids and then wrote the draft of my first novel. Now, I just have to get around to editing it. LOL! Thank you for being able to share the love of flowers! Blessings, Leslie S. Lowe

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    We still use the meaning of flowers today with red roses. So much so that when my husband brought flowers on our first date, he knew not to bring red roses because he didn’t want to appear too forward by declaring his love!

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    Has flower symbolism changed over the years? Is there still a standard?

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    on Jun 2nd at 5:18 pm

    Hello, lovely readers! I’m happy to announce that Tammy Cordery is our lucky winner. She’s been notified and her prizes will be shipped forthwith! Please visit again next month when we’ll have a fun picnic recipe, a little book news, and some historical bookmark giveaways!