How often do we hear the slogan ‘Say it with Flowers’?
Flowers have a voice of their own. Just by looking at a flower or a bud we are filled with emotion. It depends on the blooms but they can give us a sense of peace, joy, confidence, love, regret, optimism or renewal. They allow us a whole spectrum of emotions. This has long been acknowledged and over the years flowers have been associated with meanings and messages. Flowers are used in art and literature. They have been used as medicine. They are part of our culture and heritage. As our world speeds up, our interactions with fellow humans, animals and plant life reduces. Our reliance on science and technology increases, so this heritage is at risk of slipping away.
By writing about flowers and plants I wish to breathe a little of their beauty, their history and their properties into my world and hopefully into yours.