Plants reduce stress, we all know that. But what about the winter season when the weather is gloomy and we all are facing some seasonal depression? When it’s cold outside and we all are snuggled up in our blankets by the heaters and fire? While it could be a boon for the homebodies because it’s socially acceptable for people to stay in during the winters as everyone else is in too, others might be struggling and cursing the weather so they could just go outside.
Since winter is a season where everyone is inside their homes, why not we make our time inside, a good and enjoyable one? You do not have to sit and sulk hiding inside a blanket. Open up some windows to let the sun in and put some potted plants inside your home and garden. Put them in a place where you can see them all the time, while sitting at your study chair or when you walk outside. Place them by your windows and near to the bed for an easily refreshed mood.
When you spend a ton of time inside, because of long working hours or climate conditions, poor air quality will undoubtedly influence your wellbeing. Truth be told, indoor toxins can detrimentally affect our wellbeing. Such toxins can cause sensitivities, asthma, aggravation, tension, stretch and even specific kinds of malignant growth. To eliminate these toxins from the environment, it is always better to have air-purifying plants in our homes or offices, for example, Chinese Evergreen, Peace Lily, Sake Plant, Jade Plant etc.
The winter season is associated with greys, blacks and dull colours. We do not get to see a lot of shimmery bright colours shining in the sunlight. Or sunlight, for that matter. It is a rare occasion which lets us climb out of our cocoons. To even that out, it’s advisable to have some bright flowery plants to cheer up the mood of yourself and the whole aura of the place as well. There are some amazing indoor flowers plants that you can check out in our previous blog post.
Also, if you like the company of winter flowers we suggest you get your hands on summer flowers as well. Plants do a really good job battling the depression in winters and they also would do a really good job shining in the sun with all their bright colours. The summer flowers include Daffodils, Carnations, Sunflowers, Roses and so on. You can read about more in our previous blog – Bright and beautiful summer flowers to cheer up your garden
Find all these plants, and a thousand more at the 14th International Flora Expo from 22nd – 24th February 2019 at Pune.