Friday, April 3, 2009

Garden Inspiration: Planter Boxes

Besides bringing natural beauty to our living spaces, plants create texture and balance, a room or patio can be transformed into an environment that comforts and welcomes. Plants do much more than look pretty--they’ve been proven to reduce stress so well that one glance at a plant lowers your heart rate. They clean the air we breathe by absorbing toxins and act as little oxygen factories. Plants simply make us feel better!

Studies show that:
1. In addition to calming your heart rate, plants lower blood pressure and reduce muscle tension related to stress.

2. Plants help us relax and focus, leading to increased productivity,creativity, idea generation, and problem solving capabilities. The presence of plants helps so much that it has been shown to relieve the symptoms experienced by children with ADD.

3. Plants help patients recovering from surgery and ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

We are beginning to learn what our ancestors knew for centuries, plants are more than just ornaments. Simple cohabitation with them brings us health and calm.


Julie Magers Soulen said...

I am so ready to garden. Thanks for the inspiration!

Abby Lanes said...

I love learning those facts about plants and health. I am a gardening nut. Happy Pre-Easter and Birthday. I'll keep track of your blog. It's lovely.

Kim Gadbois said...

I love all of these!

And thanks for the fav :)

Princess Caitlin said...

Thanks for leaving your link in my blog thread!

I like your blog. :D Except for now I want some bacon wrapped shrimp... and plants in my bedroom...

Have a great Saturay!

Sam said...

What a great post! I've also read recently that patients recover more quickly if they have a window view with a scene of plants and trees than if they just had a blank wall with a painting on it. I know I always feel better after a walk through the bush and nature!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

julie: me, too, and you're welcome

Pfeiffer Photos said...

abby: I thought they were interesting myself! Thanks for visiting. :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Kim: You bet--I like your new pillows, keep it up, girl. :)

CaitiJo: You bet--glad you came by to check me out, and, yes, that shrimp looks fab!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

sam: That's a good fact to know about plants, thanks--glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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