Hello, darlings; it’s Alice! Today I wish to remind you of the language of flowers. It has come to my attention that today’s young haven’t the slightest clue about flower language. It is time I set one straight. Firstly, dears, a bouquet of flowers can be made to represent almost any sentiment. If a flower is offered reversed, its original meaning is contradicted and the opposite is implied. One must remember this or run the risk of offending a potential suitor or love! For instance if you hand a lovely a bouquet of white carnations you are are indicating disdain for the dear one! Of course, one never hands a clutch of dead leaves to anyone; that is the symbol for sadness. A bouquet of Monkshead left at the doorstep sends the message, danger is near! You will frighten the dear. Once a rather arrogant suitor had the nerve to leave me a white rose, which stated, I am worthy of you. No, no, young sir; it’s the other way around! So, be aware, dears! May I offer a few suggestions? Always best to choose white lilies (sweetness), red roses (love), pansies ( you are in my thoughts), coloured daisies ( beauty) and rosebuds with moss, which is bespoke for a confession of love. Now, out you go with your new-found language of flowers and choose wisely for that lovely you have your eye on.
Until we meet again, dears,