One can never have too many plants. Yeah, you can call me plant obsessed. I love them. And all kinds too. Indoor, outdoor, herbs, veggie, flowers, succulents, sculptures.
It just makes me feel good to look at them. Before a recent downsize and move to Florida I had a house with at least 3 plants in every room! I was devastated when I found out the moving company would not take them :( You get attached to your plants, growing and nurturing them for years on end.
But, what's fun is now, I get to shop all over again for new ones!! I did manage to fit a few small ones into the car for the move, but I need to see more green up in here! LOL.
Ever since I was a little girl I loved to have plants in my rom, help mom and dad plant the annual garden, and help my mom pot, repot and water her house plants. Guess not much has changed.
Did you know that there are health benefits related to having plants in your home? Not only do they add a little natural flare to a room, but they serve a purpose as well.
- They remove impurities from the air making the indoor air quality better for us to breath.Some of the best varieties for this are peace lilies, english ivy, bamboo palm, azalea, spider plants.
- Help ward off illness. THis is done by their ability to add humidity to drier air conditions. Using plants in interior spaces decreases the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs
- Speed up the healing process. Viewing plants during recovery from surgery led to a significant improvement in physiologic responses as evidenced by lower systolic blood pressure, and lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue as compared to patients without plants in their rooms.
- Being around plants improves concentration, memory and productivity
- Help to increase oxygen levels. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Not only are plants beneficial in what the provide for us, but the process of planting can be used as therapy (horticultural therapy)
Plus they make awesome gifts. I gift plants every year for all sorts of occasions and just because. I mean really, who wouldn't want to receive a plant?
And last but not least, is you can actually have plants that produce food to feed your body. Scientists say that the produce we buy in the store even the organic is missing vital nutrients that are bodies ned, due to being harvested before they are properly ripened. So the best way to get what your body needs is to grow your own.
Even if you are like me and only have window sills or a small balcony in which to grow things, there are a ton of nutritious plants you can grow that do not take up a lot of space.
Herbs, patio tomatoes, dwarf fruit trees.
Get creative and try all kinds of things.
Time to get in touch with the crazy plant lady that lives inside of you :)