The Sunflower

When Vincent van Gogh began his series of sunflower paintings in Arles, in the South of France in August 1886, he is said to have risen early to capture the flowers before the heat of the day could wilt them in the vase. But this isn’t what we see in the paintings. The flowers speak…

A Picture Speaks…

It isn’t just through book learning that plants can be understood.  Observation of the shapes, colours and forms of the plants behind our remedies – as well as their habits and habitats – can speak volumes. The ideal is to study the plants in nature, using all the senses, but the more I have studied…