The Language of Flowers
Many people consider flowers to be a universal language.
People often give each other flowers that represent certain emotions.
Red roses, for example, are widely known as the flower of love.
But the language of flowers was once used for more than just gifts.
In the 19th century, society was very restrictive.
People were expected to follow proper etiquette, and many topics were considered taboo.
Flowers gave people the opportunity to secretly express their true feelings and opinions.
Back then, flower language was much more complex.
There were many books about interpreting flower arrangements.
But as time went on, social rules became more relaxed, and people no longer needed a way to send secret messages.
Flowers still have meanings today, but most people use them to express basic feelings like love or friendship.