As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: Flora's Dictionary : The Victorian Language of Herbs and Flowers by Kathleen Gips
Oh, to live in Victorian times; when the meaning of a flower had so many more possibilities than just, "I love you".
This book is a delight for the gardener who enjoys learning the difference between a red rose and a white one during this time in history. In addition to flowers, this book even shares the meanings of fruits and vegetables.
Many of the meanings are rooted in classical literature; in that regard, this book provides added insight across subjects.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.