Humans have such a deep connection to nature. Its lush green scenery and fresh air make us feel invigorated and alive. Nature also brings about a sense of peace in our lives. What better way to always enjoy nature than to bring it into the home with indoor plants?
Breath of Fresh Air
Indoor plants are a breath of fresh air, literally. From removing pollutants and toxins in the air to keeping the air hydrated and humidified, making it easier to breathe. Aloe vera, peace lilies and snake plants are great at removing indoor toxins from household items such as glue, paint and nail varnish. Having plants around also removes dust from the air and is great for those with raspatory issues and allergies. Keeping the air humid stops skin from drying and prevents coughs.
Plants are a great stress reliever. The production of oxygen and the fragrance of wonderful herbs and flowers keep spirits lifted as you or your loved ones go through your day. There have been studies that show that regular interaction with plants can reduce mental and physical stress. The act of gardening is therapeutic, and the presence of lush green plants keeps us calm and centered.
A New Pursuit
If you or your loved ones used to tend to a garden but now live in an apartment or are unable to keep up with the physical demands of gardening, indoor gardening is something you might want to look into. Keeping plants, no matter if it’s out in the open or in a planter box is just as much of a challenge. Having something to focus your time and attention on can be mentally freeing, especially when it is tending to some lovely windowsill flowers or succulents. The accessibility of indoor gardening has opened this opportunity up to almost everyone to flex their green thumbs. There are plenty of different types of indoor plants that you or your loved ones can grow come spring.
Reduce Cognitive Loss
There have been studies that show that those who surround themselves with plants or take up a form of gardening are less likely to develop diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Gardening provides a multisensory experience that taps on multiple parts of the brain, putting it through a workout every time you or your loved ones look after your plants. There are even some memory care facilities that set up dementia-friendly gardens for patients to tend to as a form of therapy.
When completing a task, having a plant nearby has been shown to increase focus. Studies have shown that it boosts thinking and creative skills. The soothing colors and oxygen production relaxes and keeps the mind focused as it completes a task.
Keeping plants and gardening is a therapeutic activity that is also rewarding as you watch your efforts blossom into beautiful plants. With so many health and mental benefits, plants are a perfect companion to brighten your place and inject life into your home. At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, we are dedicated to helping you or your loved ones become the most fulfilling version of yourselves. Feel free to contact us to find out more about us and our programs.