How Flower-Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets | Atlas Obscura

A Victorian-era print of a bouquet of roses. (Photo: Boston Public Library/CC BY 2.0)

Imagine for a moment that a messenger shows up at the door of your elegantly-appointed Victorian home and hands you a small, ribbon-wrapped bouquet, obviously hand-assembled from somebody’s garden. As an inhabitant of the 21st century, your natural inclination is…

Source: How Flower-Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets | Atlas Obscura

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2 thoughts on “How Flower-Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets | Atlas Obscura

  1. I had heard about this, but didn’t realise how widespread it became. Something more for the well-off middle and upper classes to indulge in. I doubt that many Victorian workers ever worried over the message in their bouquets.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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