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memries
24-01-2008, 09:14
I did look in AT and there is one site which shows some and a good Symbol site.

I am looking for a book or website that gives the information and meaning of all flowers and not necessarily going by the botanical name as I don't know them anyway. I am thinking of wild flowers but all will do.

Can anyone recommend an informative book like that. I know we have them all over now on the meaning of crystals but flowers ? I have not found much.

Or if you know something you believe from your Culture or past I would really be interested in hearing about it. Thanks very much.

mystic mal
24-01-2008, 09:24
Hi memries. I have a book here that is called THE MAGIC OF HERBS by David Conway and in it is a section SAY IT WITH FLOWERS.Years ago there was a message in every flower just like one red rose says "I love you" all the flowers had a similar message and they are listed with their meanings,not so much spiritual eg.PANSY (purple) Memories.I treasure the happy times we had together. MARIGOLD. you have no reason to feel jealous...and things like that.

BodhiSeed
24-01-2008, 09:38
Here's a few (not sure if this is what you're looking for though):):
The Secrets of Wildflowers
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Wildflowers-Delightful-Little-Known-Folklore/dp/1585746681/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201130635&sr=8-13

Victorian Flower Oracle (P. Telesco)
http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Victorian-Flower-Oracle-by-Patricia-Telesco-1994_W0QQitemZ170187232587QQihZ007QQcategoryZ378QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQtrksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcm dZViewItem

Flower Wisdom
http://www.amazon.com/Flower-Wisdom-Definitive-Mystery-Flowers/dp/1861632371/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201131300&sr=1-1

Bach Flower Remedies for Beginners
http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Flower-Remedies-Beginners-Essences/dp/0738700479/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201131382&sr=1-20

And of course the Magic Realist Press book that comes with the Victorian Flower Oracle.

Bodhran

memries
24-01-2008, 10:20
Thanks very much, I will check them all out. Also thanks for the websites that make life so easy.

I was going to put some flowers in my deck Mystic Mal and know what I want but not the meaning so it will be helpful.

Specifically I was looking for Indian Paint Brush but the only thing I could find out was that is was part of the Milkweed Family which is a good clue I shall pursue. We had tons of Monarch Butterflies in the field as they eat and live on Milkweed. I never knew that for years.

It seems to me I read something interesting about Milkweed so will have to look it up again.

BodhiSeed
24-01-2008, 11:20
This might be interesting:

http://www.gardenplum.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=GPE&Product_Code=FEINDIANP&Category_Code=BFE
And one more:
http://www.flowerblends.com/home/fb1/listitems_128

memries
24-01-2008, 19:21
You found it Bohdran. It was in the last flower blends site.

Indian Paintbrush..regaining lively, energetic, creative and exhuberant artistic activity.

That is so great. I did not read all the others yet but I will. Thank you.

zannamarie
25-01-2008, 01:20
It looks like you may have your answer already, but I figured I'd mention Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens & Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews has a section on flowers.

Indian Paintbrush isn't in it, but Milkweed is. The keynote for Milkweed is "time for transition; do things in your own unique way". The text indicates this flower is quite important to the monarch butterfly.

memries
29-01-2008, 12:34
I am not sure if I have that Ted Andrews book or not. It seems to me I bought it but just cannot see it. In any case I know I have not read it.
Thank you. Yes I understand Monarch Butterflies eat them (larvae) and I think use them for whatever they do. We had a large field and it always had a lot of them as well as those little white butterflies you always see flying together.

There are so many references for me to look up. It will be fun. My computer is now restored to tip top shape. It was the modum so that was not too bad.

Mi-Shell
02-02-2008, 14:02
Hi Memries!
I thought I mention the little deck called Flower Spirit Cards by Melanie Eclare.
It hasabsolutely beautiful cards; photographs no bordersonone side and a short affirmation on the other.
The deck has 4 suits: Bulbs,anuals,perenials and wildflowers. Each suit has 11 cards.
What is even better is that I found my coppy in a bargain book shop for $ 4.99!!

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/flower-spirit/

memries
02-02-2008, 16:36
They look so pretty Mi-Shell. That is very interesting. Thanks for posting it. I will have a look when I go out next time.. snow here !

Saturness
24-02-2008, 06:47
You should check Sheila Pickles' The Language of Flowers & The Language of Wild Flowers. I have both books in Portuguese...but they are very rare to find in Brazil. I think Sheila Pickles have other books about flowers too...

The books are lovely, hardcover, full of wonderful paintings. They explain the flowers' meanings, stories, curiosities...many things! I think you'd enjoy it! Annnd...the books pages have a lovely flower smell!