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The Love Language of Flowers : Floriography and Elevated, Achievable, Vintage-Style Arrangements (Types of Flowers, History of Flowers, and Flower Meanings) - Jess Buttermore

The Love Language of Flowers

Floriography and Elevated, Achievable, Vintage-Style Arrangements (Types of Flowers, History of Flowers, and Flower Meanings)

By: Jess Buttermore, Lisa McGuinness

Hardcover | 13 June 2023

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A Fresh Twist on Vintage Flower Meanings & Arrangements

"This book is enchanting to the eyes, inspiring for the mind, and refreshing for the soul." -Maggie Hyde, Petal Back Farm

#1 New Release in Plant & Animal Photography, Photograpy Equipment & Techniques, and Nature Literary Criticism

This floriography guide is a gorgeous and inspired combination of vintage Victorian flower meanings, quotes, and lore perfectly entwined with a contemporary toolbox for creating stunning flower arrangements and bouquets.

For those who want to create beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements with history. Blooming with inspirational lifestyle photography by Jess Buttermore of Cedar House Living, The Love Language of Flowers will blow you away with an intriguing history of flowers alongside step-by-step instructions for creating 25 tasteful, meaningful arrangements.

Express yourself and show others you care. With stunning photographs of different types of flowers, a detailed list of floral arranging tools and supplies, and fascinating Victorian flower meanings, The Love Language of Flowers provides you with an elegant way to express your feelings or bring your self-care to the next level.

Inside The Love Language of Flowers, find:

  • A visual glossary of flowers and their Victorian meanings
  • Simple step-by-step instructions for creating twenty-five gorgeous floral arrangements
  • Suggestions for introducing contemporary plants and other interesting elements to bring a fresh look to classic bouquets

If you like botanical books illustrated with stunning photography and floral design, such as Floriography, The Complete Language of Flowers, or Growing Flowers, you'll love The Love Language of Flowers.

Industry Reviews


"A most elegant and timeless compendium for flower lovers. The gorgeous photography accompanied by heartfelt prose, the advice and wisdom, the recipes for arranging, and the meaning of flower varieties...this book is truly a genuine tribute to blooms and blossoms, and a guide I never knew I so desperately needed."

-Angela Ferraro-Fanning, founder of Axe & Root Homestead, author of The Sustainable Homestead

"Jess has a magical way of capturing the fascinating world of botanicals, encouraging us into the garden and guiding us in creating beauty with gifts from nature. This book is enchanting to the eyes, inspiring for the mind, and refreshing for the soul."

-Maggie Hyde, Petal Back Farm

"The lost art of using flowers to express yourself is something Jess is bringing back to life. This book gives beautiful and practical information, inspiring us all to speak in a forgotten language. It's a welcome return to bringing magic back to not only special occasions, but also our everyday."

-Bailey Van Tassel, The Kitchen Garden Society

"The Love Language of Flowers is bursting with stunning photography and practical guides to elevate your own floral designs. It should be an essential addition to every flower lover's tool kit."

-Graeme Corbett, Bloom & Burn

"A feast for the eyes, a spark to the mind, and a tug on the heart. Jess brings her wholly unique and stunning touch to the art of floral arrangements. A complete capture of simple beauty, and the power flowers evoke in us all."

-Skye Hamilton, Hamilton House Designs

"The Love Language of Flowers is sure to become a treasured resource of inspiration and technique for all those who find themselves called to create with nature's floral bounties. A book to enjoy alongside warm tea on cold winter days, as we wait for spring blossoms to allow us to put it to practical use."

-Robyn Chubey, Prairie Glow Acres

"Flowers are a language unto themselves, and they engage our senses on a different level. Whether we garden and work with them on a regular basis or we simply buy them to enjoy and create a mood or decorate a space, flowers are the perfect adornment and creative medium. The Love Language of Flowers is a visually captivating and soul-inspiring book that will put you in touch with the 'craft of making.' It will draw you into the timeless, creative space of using your hands to bring beauty to life. This book will inspire you in a multitude of ways as it provides you with the guidance, tools, and timeless wisdom to cultivate beautiful projects to love again and again."

-Jan and Erin Johnson, founders of Trailblazher Inc., publishers of Trailblazher magazine

"The Love Language of Flowers draws you in with stunning photography and keeps the reader engaged with an abundance of floral tips and tricks. Each page inspires gardeners and vintage lovers alike to create beautiful bouquets of their own. Cheers to Buttermore and McGuinness."

-Penny Pennington Weeks, gardener and blogger

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