Learn the Language of Flowers with the NJSL

Learn the Language of Flowers with the NJSL

Although we’re currently in the throws of winter, before you know it, the snow and ice will soon melt away, revealing a lush world of flora and fauna. Flowers are one of nature’s greatest gifts, providing us with a bright and brilliant sign to welcome the spring season. But did you know that flowers have a language of their own? Over the years, civilization has assigned a number of meaning to various flowers. Whether you’re swept off your feet with a romantic rose or delighted by a bundle of daisies, flowers have the power to make our day and communicate a message without the use of words. If you’re looking to brush up on these fascinating blossoms, you’ll want to stay tuned for this delightful discussion.

On Wednesday, February 7th, the New Jersey State Library invites you to be a part of their latest webinar, “Language of Flowers”. This conversation will take place virtually from 12pm to 1pm. This webinar, part of the New Jersey State Library’s ongoing series of educational lectures, is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance on Zoom, linked here: Zoom – NJSL. Your host for the afternoon will be Layce Gebhard, a Master Gardener with the Rutgers Master Gardener Program. By the time you’re through with this wonderful webinar, you’ll be flourishing with all sorts of flower knowledge!

Throughout the afternoon, guests will have the opportunity to learn how the symbolism surrounding flowers has evolved and transformed over the years. In the Victorian Era, it became common practice to assign to utilize flowers to send coded messages to a suitor or friend. By the conclusion of the conversation, guests should have a deeper understanding of the history, symbolism, and sentiments surrounding the flowers that we hold dear.

Your expert for the afternoon, Layce Gebhard, comes to the table with years of experience in the grand world of gardening. After 38 years in the corporate world, Ms. Gebhard pursued the Rutgers Master Gardening Program, which wound up being the perfect fit. Since then, she’s shared her love of gardening with countless New Jerseyans. Ms. Gebhard is an active member of the Presentation Team, the New Class Team, and co-leads the Sensory Garden Team. Ms. Gebhard is also the proud co-owner of a small choose and cut Christmas tree farm, which she runs alongside her husband.

For additional information on this and other upcoming events at the New Jersey State Library, please check out their website, linked here: NJSL – Home. If you have any questions or would like any help with the enrollment process, please contact the NJSL at (609) 278-2640 for additional assistance. Don’t miss the chance to spice up your afternoon with a bit of flower power, secure your slot today!

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