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Ah…Language and Flowers

Tis almost spring and the rose bushes will bud and then bloom. Most of us have at onetime or another sent flowers to someone and aside from the written wishes of love, or sympathy or get well, flowers, especially roses, have a language all of their own. The burgundy rose, for instance, signifies simplicity and beauty. A yellow rose, infidelity and a white rose full of buds means secrecy. Flower language has often been carried into art and architecture. On the carved trim work of…

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