Welcome back to Flower Poetry Fridays with Mrs. Sigourney, where each Friday during the past year a new poem was posted from her The Voice Of Flowers. Last Friday we enjoyed the last installment of her poems.
At the end of her 1845 book of flower appreciation, she offers a “Glossary of Flowers Mentioned in This Volume”, which will be reproduced here in three parts.
Today’s flowers, from A to D, is the first part of the flower glossary. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3.
Glossary: Flowers A through D
ACACIA, . . . Concealed love.
Almond, . . . Hope.
Amaranth, . . . Immortality.
Amaryllis, . . . Beautiful, but timid.
Anemone, . . . Anticipation.
Aspen, . . . Tenderness.
Aster, . . . Love of variety.
Bluebell, . . . Health.
Box, . . . Constancy.
Buttercup, . . . Riches.
Cactus Speciosissimus, . . . Perfect beauty.
Calla, . . . Magnificent beauty.
Camella, . . . Unpretending excellence.
Carnation, . . . Pride and beauty.
Cereus, . . . Long life.
Chamomile, . . . Energy in adversity.
Chrysanthemum, . . . A heart left to desolation.
Clematis, . . . Mental beauty.
Columbine, . . . Desertion.
Convolvolus, . . . Worth sustained by affection.
Cowslip, . . . Winning Grace.
Coxcomb, . . . Fashion.
Crown Imperial, . . . Pride of riches.
Cypress, . . . Despair.
Daffodil, . . . Uncertainty.
Dahlia, . . . Elegance and beauty.
Daisy, . . . Beauty and innocence.
Daisy, Mountain, . . . Meek loveliness.
Dandelion, . . . Coquetry.
Flowers and their meanings.
Each flower produces some kind of emotion or feeling with their colors, shapes and smells.
Giving a flower to another is a gesture of that emotion from one to another. Like, red roses for love and yellow roses for friendship.
The most curious meaning attached to a flower in this part, for me, was Columbine. . . Desertion. So, who are you gonna give those flowers to?
Gotta love Coxcomb. . . Fashion and Camella. . . Unpretending excellence!