Flower Readings at Howland Library

Expert to speak on art of floriography

Sue Adams, co-owner of Mark Adams Greenhouses, will discuss “the language of flowers” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at the Howland Public Library in Beacon. After a brief introduction on the meanings of flowers, Adams will conduct flower readings. The library is located at 313 Main St.

An antique postcard showing various Victorian-era meanings of flowers.

An antique postcard showing various Victorian-era meanings of flowers.

Floriography was popular during the Victorian era as a means of communication in which flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages. Adams is an award-winning container designer who creates the hanging basket and container designs sold at Adams Fairacre Farms. She is also president of the Northeast Greenhouse Conference and a board member of New York State Flower Industries.

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