Yes, we can party and celebrate during Covid-19 safely, no masks or social distancing required for this celebration! Enjoy your indoor plants and celebrate the many benefits they bring to our indoor spaces.
National Indoor Plant Week is celebrated each year during the third week of September. According to the website dedicated to his week……National Indoor Plant Week was established to increase public awareness of the importance of indoor plants and their many attributes. Only some of which include cleaning the air we breathe…we like to say, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants arrive.” Check out their site
Indoor plants were already gaining popularity but the Coronavirus pandemic has taken it to a whole other level. Plants are literally flying off the shelves the last few months since people have been at home and garden centers were able to remain open as an essential business. I have walked into my local greenhouse and said, “where are all of the plants?!?” This has been amazing to see that people are enjoying the benefits of indoor plants at home. One of our motto’s is, “We bring the outdoors in,” and it was been a pleasure to see so many people bring nature inside.
More than decor: Houseplants can boost your mental health while COVID-19 has you stuck inside
Dr. Sally Augustin, an environmental and design psychologist, said having plants in your home can reduce stress levels and help you mentally refresh when you feel exhausted. “Green, leafy plants have curvy lines, which we find comforting to cope with stress,” said Augustin, principal at Design With Science, adding that the color green is linked to increased creative thinking. “All this probably goes back to … the origin of our species when we saw green, leafy plants and that meant there was something around that we could eat,” she said. “That gave us a psychological boost.” Read the article
People are finding comfort and community during COVID-19 by collecting houseplants
According to the article, Millennials and Gen Zers have been dubbed the “plant-crazy generations” as they’ve been the main demographics driving the increase in houseplant sales in recent years. “The younger people are becoming more aware of what’s in our environment and are seeing a need to getting back to nature.” Another reason for this being a growing trend among younger demographics is the large community of houseplant enthusiasts that exists on social media. And in such an isolating time, many people are craving a sense of community. Read the article
We have always stressed the many health benefits that indoor plants bring to our indoor spaces such as:
- Improve air quality
- Decrease stress
- Increase productivity
- Increase creativity
- Increase humidity
- And the best decor for your home or office
Plants + Plants + More Plants! We love it!
Find ways to celebrate our green friends this week:
- Buy a plant for yourself or a friend
- Give your plants some extra TLC this week
- Spend some time caring for plants with your kiddos
- Think about creative ways to introduce more plants into your life
- Maybe look at ways you can donate a few plants to a local shelter or charity
As always, we are here for your indoor plant care needs. Just give us a call or email me.
We can also do contact less local LB delivery or purchase that sought after plant you have been looking for and you can pick up at the shop. Let us know!