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
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.