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Flower Symbols: The Language of Love

Flower Symbols by Kathleen Karlsen features fascinating information about the folklore of the world’s most beloved flowers. Flowers accompany us in nearly every major event in life. This book is a perfect gift for every flower lover in your life! 112 pages

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Understanding the folklore, meanings, facts, stories and legends about the amazing world of flowers adds a fascinating new dimension to nearly every aspect of life! Kathleen’s book also includes traditional uses of flowers, illustrations, famous quotes, and poetry featuring flowers. 

Flower Symbols Content

Chapter 1: Symbolism of the World’s Favorite Flowers
Chapter 2: Find Flowers By Their Meanings
Chapter 3: Meaning of Flower Names
Chapter 4: More About Popular Flowers
Chapter 5: Flower Color Meanings
Chapter 6: Mary Garden Flower Symbolism
Chapter 7: Flowers in Art and Decor
Chapter 8: Selected Wildflowers: History and Lore
Chapter 9: Healing with Flowers

Flower symbolism has been a significant part of every culture since antiquity. Flower symbolism reached the highest level of development in the Victorian era. Due to the strict protocol of the times, emotions, wishes and thoughts were not openly expressed between men and women. Instead, an elaborate language of love based on flower symbolism was born.

A perfect gift: This book is ideal for gardeners, designers, decorators and flowers lovers of all kinds!

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Detail image of painting by Kathleen Karlsen featuring lupines and irises.

Includes information about lupine symbolism as well as growing lupines.

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Flower Symbols Book Cover

The cover of this book is a painting called Lilies in the Sun and Wind by Kathleen Karlsen. This painted was created in honor of an elderly friend after her transition from this life.

Calla lilies have an ancient history of powerful symbolism associated with them. Calla lilies meanings include magnificent beauty, sexuality and purity. The Romans associated calla lilies with winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. Calla lilies were forced to bloom indoors to celebrate the preservation of the light and to bring this flower meaning light indoors.

Small prints of this painting are available. Prints and posters of other floral paintings by Kathleen Karlsen can be seen at Floral Prints. Mouse pads featuring floral art and posters are also available.

Learn more about Calla Lily Meaning.

Responses from Readers

"This book shares detailed information with a joyous heart. Well researched and hard to find information included in each chapter. Flower Symbols is a great book to give as a gift."

M.L., Aromatherapist

"Flower Symbols is a precious and enlightening book....The day I read the book, I immediately used it to craft a birthday bouquet that communicated hope, playfulness, and magic. What fun. As icing on the cake, Karlsen also provides an overview of essential oils and healing uses of flowers." 

A. B., Freelance Writer

"This little book reveals special meanings that different flowers have for humanity, and it has inspired in me a deeper appreciation for the unique blossoms of nature. While it seems we give flowers for gifts and to show we care all the time, this book gives further explanation as to what we might be communicating and sharing with others when we relate with flowers in art or on the doorstep. I enjoy revisiting this book when I am spending time with flowers in the garden or in the meadow."

A.L., Home Educator

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