The Victorian mourning wreath tradition speaks in the language of flowers, using the special meanings of flowers, herbs and leaves. The base of the wreath is made of laurel leaves. Laurel signifies Glory. Ivy trims the wreath. Ivy, in the language of flowers, denotes Friendship. The oak leaves on the wreath signify Strength. The small pansies say, "You are in our Thoughts." The silvery herb denotes rosemary for Remembrance. And the forget-me-nots stand for Hope and Remembrance.