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.
Writing and speaking experience.
Over the years Ruth has been asked to write in various local journals about plants and planting projects. Her first regular commitment was with her ‘Grow Your Own’ column in the East Anglian Daily Times in 2015. The following year she regularly wrote in the ‘Homes and Gardens’ section. In 2017 she was asked to write monthly for the Suffolk Magazine and enjoyed this for three years. She has also written monthly for the weekend ‘Heaven’ section in the EADT. More recently Ruth has contributed to Horticulture Week about the experiences of running a nursery through lockdown and beyond. In 2021 Ruth wrote for the ‘Garden View’ section in Garden Answers. This year she was delighted to be asked to be a ‘Garden Expert’ on BBC Radio Suffolk’s gardening hour. Ruth is a member of The Garden Media Guild.