Language of Flowers that Start with M

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, Young adultIs it possible that I’m halfway through the challenge? (And incredibly behind on reading other A to Z blogs! I’ll catch up!)

I shortened my list today to just these two:


This parasitic plant attaches itself to a tree and holds on tight, but it doesn’t look like it has any support system. It blooms in the harshest colds of winter. It means, “I surmount all obstacles.”

The Victorians loved to decorate with mistletoe during Christmas, especially by hanging  a pretty bunch where two people could kiss. :-*


Who doesn’t need more love? More love for our neighbors, other drivers, our friends, our dear families… for ourselves. More love for everyone!

This little evergreen shrub has delicate white flowers and was included with a marriage bouquet with orange blossom. Sweet.

Source: A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion by Mandy Kirkby. Ballantine Books, 2011.

Since I’m working on too many things at once (what else is new?) and I was late figuring out my list, I’ll be late adding images. Sorry. I want to be sure I get the right ones with the right copyright licensing. I know too many author friends who’ve been sued for copyright infringement for using images they thought were OK. 

Join me tomorrow for flowers that start with N.


6 comments on… “Language of Flowers that Start with M”

  1. I know what you mean about the time it takes to find appropriate images that are also appropriately licensed. Sometimes I spend longer looking for a picture that won’t get me sued than I do writing the post!

    • Diana Beebe

      Right?! I decided with the challenge, I had enough to do without adding that process to my list. 😀 Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

  2. Hey Diana,
    I hope you’re doing okay. I’m Geetika, a member of A-Z co-host AJ Lauer’s wHooligan team, from A to Z Challenge. I can see your name in the A to Z sign up list, and you were doing pretty good till M. But after that, I can’t see any other post. I hope everything is fine at your end. If there is anything that you need to tell us, then we are all ears 🙂

    See you soon 🙂

    a member of A-Z co-host AJ Lauer’s wHooligan team.

    • Diana Beebe

      Hi, Geets! Thanks so much for checking in with me. That’s really kind of you. I just love the A to Z Challenge team! Yes, I’m doing okay. I’ve had to make the hard call to rearrange and drop things since I’ve taken on more projects than there are hours in the day. I’ll have to plan better for the next A to Z Challenge.

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