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Novelist inspired by flower meanings

by webdev

August 31, 2011

Vanessa Diffenbaugh examines the various meanings of flowers in her debut novel, The Language of Flowers, The Lake Forester reports.

While using definitions gathered from various "flower dictionaries," Diffenbaugh's novel follows the plot of a young woman who uses her talent and interest in flowers to create a stable life for herself, the news source reports. The main character, Victoria, is a skilled and sought-after florist who is known for her special ability to "treat" problems using her knowledge of flowers' hidden meanings.

The "language of flowers" is the way that Victoria communicates, Diffenbaugh told the news source. She wrote the novel after extensive research led her to find out that almost every flower has more than one meaning, each of them depending on the book, the time it the book was published, or the country in which it was published.

Yellow roses began Diffenbaugh's journey into the meaning of flowers. She found that they can symbolize jealousy and infidelity, but they are also known to mean friendship. You can order a bouquet of yellow roses from an online florist, but be sure to include a note so your intentions are clear.  

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