The Language of Bouquets

Floriography is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. – – – — Wikipedia

Foliage like small branches and sprigs of herbs is also a part of this language. Normally around half of a bouquet is made of leafy foliage. Here is a bouquet I made recently as an example:

A bouquet of lavender and hollyhock flowers also contains young branches from the hedgerow, sprigs of rue leaves and one stalk of angelica in the middle. I made this arrangement for a friend of mine who has recently passed away. I miss her so much and want to send her good vibes with the fun & tranquil selection of flowers. The foliage from the hedgerow to represent her love for climbing trees. The rue for good luck. The Angelica stalks for angelic blessing & continued communication. I would so appreciate if anyone reading this now send good vibes to my cat/friend: Brujula

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Another arrangement :: birthday wishes & thank you bouquets