We were soaking and lounging at Chico with the moms last weekend and came back to find the yard bursting with lettuce, chives, flax, lilacs and more. As a mama-to-be, my mama gave me a book, The Language of Flowers. The darling book was created by a man for his wife for their anniversary and includes sweet illustrations and handwritten traditional meanings of flowers. My mom gave it to her mom in 1979 and now I have it. I love it and am including the meaning of the flowers I photographed this morning. Vinca wasn’t listed and I used Earthly Pursuits for its meaning. Anyone know what the delicate, light purple flower in the very bottom pic?
Lilac, purple= first emotions of love
Flax=fate, domestic industry
Tulip, varigated=beautiful eyes
Dianthus=this was hard to find as carnations revail in this species, however, according to Mississippi State University, Dianthus originates from the Greek dios and anthos, meaning the divine flower.