Nothing’s more classic than a dozen long-stemmed red roses to express your love. But what if you want to send a different message? Did you know, for instance, that
gardenias mean “You’re lovely” while red tulips declare “You’re my perfect mate”? Here, adapted from German botanist and art historian Marina Heilmeyer’s classic book, The Language of Flowers, is a guide to flowers that convey specific sentiments for love, marriage, and romance. Keep them in mind when choosing a bouquet for someone you love.
Rona Cherry has written about health and wellness for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Vegetarian Times, and many other publications. She was the editor-in-chief of several national magazines, including Fitness and Longevity. Check out her website here! (www.ronacherryassociates.com)