|Coloful gift. A friend's present from her hometown. Now sitting in our backyard.|
|Personal fave. The petals complement the|
dark green leaves.
|So leafy. Provides good shade when you sit|
on the branches at the adjacent side!
1. Plants are silent air quality controllers
In cities where people tend to live or work in sealed buildings, indoor plants are the best solutions to keeping air fresh. They help ease sick-building syndrome by converting impurities in the air as food and giving back oxygen in return. Even NASA’s research proved the same!
|Welcoming heart. Sitting by the stairway.|
It is by relieving stress that plants help in reducing cases of high blood pressure and even stiff muscles. When you feel good, your heart rate stays in normalcy.
3. Plants can be an Idea Box
House plants can also foster generating new ideas. This is possible as we are more relaxed in a greener environment. When the mind is clear, we become more creative and can think well. This is the reason I usually write under the shade of the tree just outside our main door. Having a clutter-free mind means healthier and happier days.
|Silent onlooker. Hanging by the wooden fence|
Some plants we keep at home don’t exist for nothing. In most cases, as in our ancestors’ experiences, plants have provided remedies for ailments. Burns, itchy insect bites and even baldness are some of the troubles our houseplants are capable of healing.
5. Plants are surely study partners
A study by the Royal College of Agriculture suggests that students studying in a classroom with plants showed higher level of attentiveness, and are more relaxed. In hot regions, indoor plants in the classrooms made it possible for students to limit yawning with the available fresh air. The more students listen, the more they learn more, thanks to plants!
|Queenly! Blooming after many years!|