Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers

Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers

by Peter Loewer


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“A single flow’r he sent me, since we met. All tenderly his messenger he chose; Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet—One perfect rose.” —Dorothy Parker

Welcome to the mysterious and sometimes scandalous world of the language of flowers. Since the days of Queen Victoria (and earlier the harems of the Middle East) flowers have allowed lovers and friends to express themselves without saying a word. In Loves Me, Loves Me Not, author and illustrator Peter Loewer explores the fascinating history of floral messages. In this book you'll find intriguing plant lore, unexpected historical connections, or simply an opportunity to connect with a beloved in a unique way.

  • Confess unrequited love with a daffodil.
  • Show happiness with primroses.
  • Wish someone luck with a four-leaf clover.
  • Make your declaration of love not with a rose, but with a tulip!

  • With intriguing stories and stunning full-color illustrations, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, introduces you to flowers that have been conveying message for centuries. As Loewer says: "The language of flowers is a delightful idea. In the world of cell phones and mass communications, sending a simple bouquet that tells a tale of love and affection seems to be a great idea whose time has come again."

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781510727830
    Publisher: Skyhorse
    Publication date: 02/20/2018
    Pages: 112
    Sales rank: 1,202,661
    Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    Peter Loewer is a botanical illustrator and author of many books on natural history and gardening, biographies, and children’s books, including Hydroponics for Houseplants, and The Wild Gardener, called one of the 75 Great Gardening Books by the American Horticultural Society. His work is in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Loewer lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    EowynA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Based on the language of flowers popular in Turkish seraglios in 1717, and became the fad in England due to letters home by Lady Mary Montague. Lovely illustrations of each selected flower. Lovely gift book.