Gardening Tips and Highlights


Flowers helping during the virus outbreak              

by Christine Yesko

People who have flowers in their homes feel happier and more relaxed.  Through this positive energy, the chances of suffering from stress-related depression are decreased.

Positive emotions help put life events from a broader perspective and so lessen the negative effects that may result from negative emotions. Emotions such as gratitude, hope, empathy, joy, love, pride, calmness, surprise, and we can all be associated with flowers. Overall happiness, well-being, calm, and intimacy benefit from surrounding yourself with flowers.


Flowers and ornamental plants increase levels of positive energy and help people feel secure and relaxed. Women who received flowers had more positive moods even three days later.  Flowers are the perfect morning pick-me-up for people who are less positive in the early hours.  They are happier and more energetic after looking at the floral arrangements in the morning.  Flowers accelerate healing due to their stimulation of a positive outlook.

Exposure to natural surroundings has been shown to be restorative, based on measures such as self-reported mood, performance, and attention tasks, and physiological measures that signify positive emotions and reduced stress.  Indoor plants release water vapors, humidify the air, and reduce the likelihood of headaches.

Flowers give happiness to both the giver and the receiver.  Females are more likely than men to remember the last time that they received floral arrangements as a gift.  The givers are considered to be caring, personal, and sentimental. Both men and women who give them are considered to be happy, achieving, strong, capable, and courageous people.


Despite most flowers being bought as a gift for someone else, the tendency to buy flowers for home decoration or for a gift for oneself is increasing. Being surrounded by flowers bring overall happiness, well-being and calm. Of course, the best reason to buy or receive flowers is “just because”.  While thinking about this information remember to stay warm.