Flowers and plants benefits for me are wonderful, I get in touch with sense of beauty and wonder at their colors. My phone is full of hundreds of pictures I took of flowers in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, in Bronx Botanical Gardens, orchid shows, Macy’s flower show, tulips and other flowers all around New York City. I have been planting bulbs for several years in my neighborhood Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA). I would like to add a portfolio blog for me and everyone to showcase their photo albums of trees or flowers. My heart opens up and my morning blues lift if I bike to a park in the morning to exercise. I take my lunch breaks always at the park too. In between I go to the park to meditate. On the subway or bus I browse my favorite photos which are 90% photos of flowers and trees I took. I also enjoy boating and enjoy sunset photos I took while boating. I don’t think I would have been able to come out healthy after the last 12 years of being forced to work in team environment if it was not for flowers and trees in my life! I’ve found these articles that prove that this is true for other people too but I don’t think most people are aware of it.
Serious research into the benefits to people and workplaces.
“Flowers Generate Happiness. Having flowers around the home and office greatly improves people’s moods and reduces the likelihood of stress-related depression. Flowers and ornamental plants increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed. Concentration and Memory. Being around plants helps people concentrate better in the home and workplace. Studies show that tasks performed while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy, yielding a higher quality result. Moreover, being outside in a natural environment can improve memory performance and attention span by twenty percent.”
For the rest of the article go to Emotional Impact of Flowers Study
“The research provides scientific proof that flowers increase happiness and life satisfaction, and lead to increased contact with family and friends.”
To read more go to: Rutgers: Flowers Improve Emotional Health
“Recent research confirms that flowers might be the perfect pick-me-up for millions of
Americans who do not consider themselves “morning people.” Participants of a behavioral study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and
Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that they feel least positive in the early hours but reported being happier and more energetic after looking
at flowers first thing in the morning.” to read more go to: Harvard Research Shows Flowers Are the Perfect Pick-Me-Up to Boost Morning Moods