Tonight on #gardenchat Monday sheduled event we welcome Geri Laufer ( @gardengeri )
About Tonight's Topic By Geri Laufer:
The Language of Flowers was used to convey messages without pen and paper. Every flower and herb has a meaning in the Language of Flowers. All of us know some of the meanings, for example, the strength of a mighty oak, or extending the olive branch for peace. Red Roses for Valentines means I love you. Now realize ALL the flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, many of the houseplants, etc. have floral symbolism attached. The Language of Flowers has a long history, and there were/are many books published on the topic in the 1800s and 1900s with glossaries of these meanings. I did a lot of research and wrote my own book too.
It's so fun to make and send your own floral message using garden flowers and herbs made into a tussie-mussie, a small bouquet of flowers and herbs where each has a meaning. By choosing several of these, you can send a message! Write out the meanings on a card when you give a tussie-mussie as a gift to bride, graduate or new baby.
Geri's book is out of print now, but check Amazon for the hardback: http://www.amazon.
com/Tussie-Mussies-Victorian- Expressing-Yourself-Language/ dp/1563051060/ref=sr_1_1?s= books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326724749& sr=1-1
About Tonights Guest Host:
Geri has gardened all her life from age 4 1/2 (her book, Tussie-Mussies, is dedicated to her Gardening Grandmother). She earned Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University
and was a Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent. Geri was on the team that founded the Master Gardeners program in Georgia and has taught 7 different courses in Environmental Horticulture for Gwinnett Tech.
|Follow Geri on Twitter at @gardengeri|
This #herbchat administrator is the founding President of the Chattahoochee Unit (Atlanta chapter) of the Herb Society of America. Her home gardens have been on 2 National Garden Tours and 3 local, the gardens are in books and magazines and her 2-acre landscape garden in the 1990s was chosen "Best Garden in Georgia" in the Large Garden Category by the Federated Garden Clubs. Geri Laufer is a life member of Garden Writers Association and was the Public Relations Manager for the Atlanta Botanical Garden for 11 years. Today Ms. Laufer has her own public relations and social media firm for horticulture companies is called a "Floral Poet" in the Language of Flowers
Read more about Geri at :http://gardengeri.com
A lucky participant from tonight's #gardenchat is going to win a copy of Geri Laufer's book
'Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers'.
Monday 02/13 @gardengeriis donating 'Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers'. Please stop by her site to view more about Geri.
To qualify in this drawing that will take place on 02/13/2012 follow the easy steps below:
1.) Be sure to follow @TheGardenChat and @gardengeri and tweet out : #LanguageofFlowers on #gardenchat tonight, Valentine's topic 9PM ET with @TheGardenChat and @gardengeri"
2.) Comment on this blog and share hat your favorite flower is and how it speaks to you.
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