Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based freelance illustrator and plant and animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food, and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty.. A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend. Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.
This book is what every flower lover needs. carefully curated with an elegant presentation this is a must have for flower lovers
Cute coffee table book Cute little coffee table book! Tells what the flower means, a short description of its backstory, and a couple of other things to pair it with and what they mean together.
Buen libro Uno de mis libros favoritos, muy lindas ilustraciones
Lifts the Spirits This book is stunning! The cover art is printed on the cover, so there is no dust jacket and the book will stay nice. The illustrations are beautiful, with thick pages and gorgeous illustrations. It describes the origins and meaning of each flower type and makes suggestions for pairing it with other flowers. It gives me a sense of renewal during this unsettling time. I'm keeping it on my nightstand so I can flip through it before bedtime. It would make a beautiful gift.
Will use in our Homeschool! I totally judged this book by its cover! I hadn't even heard of it before, saw it in a targeted ad, and purchased four copies! It's absolutely breathtaking and I immediately thought of others who would love it! The illustrations are perfect for Nature Study inspiration, and the text offers something unique and unexpected - each full-spread page is a monograph focused specifically on a the meanings and history of each flower, and even how to pair them with others to create a heartfelt bouquet. Be aware that there's a little bit of mysticism included, but nothing that I would be worried to share with my children in historical context
gorgeous illustrations and fun to read! I NEVER write reviews but I think this book deserves more attention. I loved it, the illustrations throughout the book where beautiful, the amount of flowers and bouquets included was crazy, the information was very interesting and intriguing and it gave me something to read and study for the next few weeks :) (not to mention the book is holding up very well, you can tell it is high quality) Thank you for writing this book! All of my friends love hearing about the origins of their favorite flowers and I might even start sending people bouquets to send them a message just for the fun of it! :)
Premium botanical illustrations with a dream like quality. I absolutely adore this book for it’s beautiful illustrations and fun information about the flowers associations to feelings.
Beautifully illustrated. This beautiful book has wonderful illustrations of each flower on each two page layout, with the lore/history of why the flower represents the emotion/message of the flower. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Lovely! Have purchased additional copies for gifts.
Incredible I gobbled this book up as soon as it got to me. I find the information extremely interesting. I so greatly enjoyed learning the old meanings that flowers had. This book is dear to me and I cant wait to share it with my plant friends because I know they will hold it so dearly as well. Thank you Jessica, what a treat.🥰
Beautiful! So beautiful!! She is one of my favorite artists and this book did not disappoint. I love the detail and flipping through to read about my favorite flowers. Check out her other stuff too.
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