Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine's Giveaway: The Romantic Language of Flowers


When words fail to express our deepest feelings of love, appreciation or sympathy, 
flowers speak for us.












 Today, in honour of Valentine's Day, I have a small giveaway. 


With charming watercolor illustrations drawn from The Book of Memory by artist Fanny Robinson (1802-1872), this little book called The Romantic Language of Flowers is full of interesting facts, quotations and a dictionary of floral meanings.










Have a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day! 

P.S. To enter the draw for a copy of The Romantic Language of  Flowers, please leave a comment below. I also ask entrants to make sure there is some kind of link available to their email address. I need to have a way to get hold of you should you be a winner. 
I am still looking to contact Mary B., who won the copy of book The Layered Garden. Mary, if you are still out there, can you please drop me a note by email. I want to get the book off to you in the mail!

I will leave this draw open through the weekend and will announce a winner sometime next week.

22 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Jennifer!

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  2. Hi Jennifer....what an absolutely lovely post!! You are so right....flowers do speak for us! Interesting that flowers have become the custom for so many special days. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Such beautiful Hyacinths, mine are just poking their noses out of the ground, can't wait to smell their scent again. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. I love your pink hyacinths and wish I could smell them. It will be a great fragance they spread.
    Have a wonderful evening Jennifer.

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  5. So lovely! Flowers do amazing things for your soul! What a lovely giveaway! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend lady!!!

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  6. Jennifer, those colors are so gorgeous, so many shades of pink.

    Eileen

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  7. I don't think I have ever grown pink hyacinths - they are lovely

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  8. I'd love to win this book - a perfect giveaway for Valentine's Day.

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  9. Beautiful photographs, and such a generous giveaway.
    Happy Valentine's Day, Jennifer!

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  10. I just wrote about "The Language of Flowers" for my weekly newspaper column this week! I'd love to win this book! Thank you for offering it! My email is ourlittleacre at gmail dot com.

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  11. What a beautiful book! I have seen Kate Greenaway's copy of *The Language of Flowers*, but I have not seen a contemporary copy. Thank you for hosting the giveaway! I'd be tickled to win!

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  12. As you may know Jennifer I adore the Language of Flowers and include it in many posts...such a wonderful history of flowers through their meaning...looks like a fabulous book that I would love to add to my collection....the hyacinths just blew me away as they are my favorite spring flower and I can't wait to see them soon. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!

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  13. This may well be the weekend when I pick up a pot of spring; you've made a good case for hyacinths with this post, Jennifer.

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  14. If you're going to the Success with Gardening show at the International Centre - don't forget to call in for your media pass - and if you are going, perhaps we'll meet. I'm interested in seeing how our club does in the competitions and hope to get some photos of their entries. Have to do a little investigating to see about timing of things and how next week plays out. I remember a fellow GWA member telling us that the Language of Flowers was an excellent seller - she was an editor and publisher and was trying to divine what made it so very popular. Barbarapc

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  15. Your photos are so romantic. Belated Happy Valentine's Day.

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  16. Jennifer girl I LOVE all of this PINK !!
    The standard colour seems to be red .. but give me pink any time and it just makes me warm and fuzzy inside : ) LOL
    That book looks wonderful .. good luck for the person who wins it, I am sure they will love it to bits !
    Joy : )
    PS Hope you had a great Valentine's Day/Evening, girl !

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  17. I can never get enough of pink! What a wonderful drawing!

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  18. My favourite pink is the cosmos in your header. Great shot of these flowers. Happy Valentines Jennifer.

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  19. I love how soft these photos are. So beautiful!

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  20. Looks like a lovely book. How thoughtful of you! Why does pink always make one feel warm and fuzzy?

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  21. Amazing photos Jennifer. I always enjoy seeing what you have to share.

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