Herb of the Week for 31st August
Say It With Flowers
By Lynn Kirkland
A rose by any other name is still a rose
and a rose that has not yet been pruned
can still be pruned but do it soon. Our
old fashioned roses can be left unpruned
or they can have the loppers and secateurs
taken to them and be given a trim.
At the herb farm we are even digging up
some and moving them to new spaces and
these ones are getting a big trim.
The photo is of the rose “Seafoam” which
is a prolific grower and bloomer and as
the photo shows does not confine her blooming
to the summer.
Seafoam has healthy foliage and creamy
pink slightly fragrant flowers. This was
taken this week and the late blooming
is timely with Fathers Day on Sunday.
Men like to receive flowers too and what
better flower to give Dad than a rose.
There are traditional meanings to flowers
in the Language of Flowers and I think
it is meaningful to add your own thoughts
to any flower message you are giving.
This is what roses symbolise to me when
I think of my Dad.
Like my Dad roses are strong survivors
and with their flowers bring joy to all
who meet them. Roses are symbols of love
and gentleness and I am so blessed to
have a Dad who has always been there for
Roses fit into the herbal world very well
with uses fitting into the categories
of culinary, healing, cosmetic as well
Perhaps buy your Dad a rose for Fathers
Day or pick a late bloom to give to Dad
with his breakfast in bed along with a
card with a heartfelt message.
Love and thanks to my Dad and wishing
all the Dads out there a very happy Fathers
Day on Sunday.
Thanks lynn another great
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