Re: [SCA-Herbalist] resource recommendation please
- Typing "language of flowers" into google got me many hits, but one struck my eye as a beginning resource:In the early 18th century the Turkish "Secret Language of Flowers" was introduced to Europe by Lady Mary Wortley Montague, wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.fromI have a repro copy of this one, first published in 1884, and I use this resource over the modern lists:
Language of Flowers (From Stencils and Notepaper to Flowers and Napkin Folding) (Paperback) - Kate GreenawayAmazon has copies, I'm sure ABE books will have cheaper.And, of course, quoting Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet:
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray,
love, remember: and there is pansies. that's for thoughts.
A document in madness, thoughts and remembrance fitted.
There's fennel for you, and columbines: there's rue
for you; and here's some for me: we may call it
herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your rue with
a difference. There's a daisy: I would give you
some violets, but they withered all when my father
died: they say he made a good end,--
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