IM­MERSED IN NA­TURE

Any­one who’s found them­selves in a glade of blue­bells will know the heal­ing power of be­ing en­com­passed by flow­ers. We asked three Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety man­agers to share their vi­sions of colour with us while they pre­pare for this sum­mer’ s flower sh

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Flow­ers are a univer­sal way we ex­press our emo­tions; of­fer­ing love, con­do­lences, sup­port or con­grat­u­la­tions, a bou­quet is a way to show some­one you care. In fact, they do more than show you care – flow­ers also speak. They say what we can’t eas­ily put into words our­selves. What­ever the oc­ca­sion or sit­u­a­tion, they are de­signed to lift us up, and give us life.

Be­cause flow­ers them­selves are the re­pro­duc­tive parts of the plant, they hold a lot of life en­ergy. Flower ther­apy it­self works on a phys­i­cal or en­er­getic level. For in­stance, if you use flower oils and oint­ments for ex­ter­nal use (cal­en­dula and dan­de­lion are won­der­fully medic­i­nal), they can phys­i­cally help with wounds, acne and aching mus­cles. Teas, in­fu­sions and tinc­tures are phys­i­cal heal­ers too – in­gested into the sys­tem, they help calm and re­lax us, and of­fer easy-to-ab­sorb min­er­als and vi­ta­mins, too.

To as­sist with your en­ergy, vi­bra­tional f lower ther­apy is an­other op­tion. Whether it’s a flower essence or es­sen­tial oil you en­joy the fra­gance of, or ac­tual liv­ing plants, sur­round­ing your­self with f low­ers can of­fer a change in your en­vi­ron­ment that res­onates on a dif­fer­ent level. Prac­ti­tion­ers be­lieve your vi­bra­tion will rise to match that of the plant. It’s in this spirit that we thought we’d track down some events this sum­mer that show­case f low­ers en masse – lose your­self amongst them and top up those good vi­bra­tions.

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