by Jessica Roux
Hello publisher Andrews McMeel — PLEASE MAKE THIS BOOK INTO AN ORACLE OR LENORMAND DECK !!!!!!!!
Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way — what a great book. I really enjoyed this a lot.
This is an easy read, a beautiful coffee table book, an a solid reference book on a topic that I’ve never seen a book dedicated to covering. I could easily see this at home in a florist shop, and equally at home on the bookshelf of a Green Witch, a poet who loves to write about flowers, or someone who just really likes flowers.
The book provides a really neat reference and historical context for the use of flowers as a secret code, so if you’ve read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, you might also appreciate this book, in that the secret language of flowers is akin to the use of fans to secretly communicate in code.
The art is lovely, and the book really and truly reads like an Oracle guidebook (or Lenormand, because it also gives explanations for flower combination meanings.)
In the back, there are “bouquet recipes” (my description) with accompanying illustrations of different types of floral bouquet combinations to signify different meanings. Easy to approach even if you know nothing about flowers except what’s pretty to you.
I’m 100% getting this for myself and family when it comes out. And if they never make it into a deck of Oracle cards, you best believe that I’ll pick up an extra deck to make one myself.