Flowers are writers! In the 19th century, a well chosen bouquet created a message. Those who were educated knew the accepted meanings of flowers and foliage. So, putting together the various blooms and greenery was much like writing a note for others who were versed in the "flora reading group." Do you speak "flora?" The bouquets listed below inspire one to learn the language of flowers!
Blue Violets and forget-Me-Nots with Ivy~~~~faithful and true love
Cabbage rose and Lupines~~~~desire for one's company (very romantic)
Orange blossoms and Acacia leaves~~~~desire for friendship only
Tulips and Peonies~~~~admiration for another's beautiful eyes
Oleander branch, lavender, tuberose~~~~distrust for "dangerous pleasures"
Hollyhock with Sweet-Peas~~~~sweet, innocent pleasures
Buttercups with Daisies~~~~love of nature
Honeysuckle~~~~generous and devoted affection
Pansies with Red Poppies, Marigolds, or Pine Branches~~~~sympathy, despair, pity
Sweet Basil, Parsley, Mint, and Sage~~~~praise for the hostess and the hospitality
White Rose Bud (one only)~~~~ sent to one who broke another's heart declaring the receiver to be cold-hearted and arrogant