Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to tell those you love that they are special to you. To me that message is best conveyed with flowers and food …a special dessert … a special meal … or CHOCOLATE. (Chocolate is food right!)
The Victorians were serious about their flowers and even developed a “love language of flowers” that included herbs, shrubs, roses and more. Don’t you just love that! These arrangements were often given in a small nosegay called a Tussie Mussie. Mothers of that era were directed to teach their daughters religion and the art of making a well-made bokay. Talk about your priorities! 🙂
Since we do not have the advantage of floral dictionaries common in Victorian days, we might have to explain the flowers offerings we share. But, I’m thinking it might just be worth the effort to make someone’s day.
Here are a few of my favorite herbs and flowers and their meanings….
Zinnia: Thoughts of absent friends
FROM ME TO YOU…
I am virtually putting together a Tussie Mussie for you. It includes yellow and pink roses with a touch of rosemary, basil and lemon verbena. 🙂
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!