As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants, and Trees by Ernst Lehner and Johanna Lehner
This book came out in 2003. It's an oldie, but goodie, and I agree with how this book's publisher describes it. They say:
This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants, and trees was compiled by Ernst and Johannah Lehner, and they happen to be two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols.
How's that for a job!? And they also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts - so that's a wonderful mashup.
I love diving into the meaning of flowers (floriography) and looking at the symbolism of flowers. And what Ernst in Johanna do in this book is really look at all aspects of these flowers, plants, and trees and then look at the religious meaning and the legends that have evolved around these plants. They also examine how these plants have been used as symbols through time.
If you have any interest in this topic, this book is a must-have.
This book is 128 pages of the religious, legendary, and symbolic meaning of 200 plants.
You can get a copy of Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants, and Trees by Ernst Lehner and Johanna Lehner and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $10
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