Plants Meditation – 7. Periwinkle

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Purity  Symbolism: Purity Opportunity Grace  Information: The periwinkle is a fast growing ground cover plant, whose stems take root when upon touching the ground. Some varieties are evergreen, but others die back to the roots during the winter season. As the number five is associated with grace, the … More Plants Meditation – 7. Periwinkle

Plants Meditation – 6. Aquelegia / Columbine

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Aquelegia / Columbine  Symbolism: Innocence Foolishness Gifts of the Spirit  Information: The unmistakable columbine is an incredibly varied species, with thousands of varieties, each delicately painted in many different colour combinations. It is the microscopic changes in the cell shapes of its flowers which produce the dramatic changes … More Plants Meditation – 6. Aquelegia / Columbine

Plants Meditation – 5. Poppy

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Poppy  Symbolism: Sleep Peace Death Resurrection  Information: Poppies are versatile plants which thrive in disturbed soil. This explains why many fields which have not been treated with herbicides are shot through with swathes of red in the summer. One single poppy seed-head may contain up to 17000 individual … More Plants Meditation – 5. Poppy

Plants Meditation – 4. Lavender

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Lavender  Symbolism: Peace & Calm Tranquility Healing  Information: Lavender is a wonderful plant in anyone’s garden both for its sheer beauty in colour and fragrance, which can be distilled into an important essential oil which should be a part of any home medicine chest, effective in so many … More Plants Meditation – 4. Lavender

Plants Meditation – 3. Foxglove

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Foxglove  Symbolism: Healing Potential Harm Rhythm Caution  Information: Thriving in acidic soils, the foxglove is a beautiful self-seeding plant which maximizes the opportunity of regular visits from bees and other insects to carry its pollen to other flowers to cross-breed. As a result there are many colours of … More Plants Meditation – 3. Foxglove

Plants Meditation – 2. Honeysuckle

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Honeysuckle  Symbolism: Bonds of Love Attraction Covering  Information: The honeysuckle is a hardy plant renowned for its flowers which have a sweet, heady fragrance. It is possible to drink the nectar of these flowers, experiencing what it must be like to be an insect supping its delights. As … More Plants Meditation – 2. Honeysuckle

Plants Meditation – 1. Hypericum

 Plants Meditation  Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Hypericum  Symbolism: Protection Support  Information: The most famous of the hypericum family is the hypericum perforatum, commonly known as St John’s Wort. Hypericum comes from hyper-icon – a plant placed above St John’s image or painted icon, which was alleged to provide protection against unseen evil influences. The … More Plants Meditation – 1. Hypericum

Meditations on Plants

Having been kindly asked, I recently led a successful workshop at Sherwood Methodist Church for Sherwood Art Week 2016. The theme of the workshop was Meditations on Plants. A number of participants expressed the wish they could  have done all the meditations, but given the time limit this wasn’t possible. However, the wonder of blogging means that … More Meditations on Plants