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Did you know? Flowers Enhance Our Mood


Yes, flowers have been shown to have a positive impact on our mood and emotional well-being. Just imagine the vibrant colors, delicate petals, and sweet scents of these flowers. Whether it’s a sunny daisy, a fragrant rose, or a cheerful sunflower, each bloom carries its own special charm and can bring a smile to your face. Take a moment to breathe in their beauty and let their presence uplift your spirits.

Here’s how flowers can enhance our mood:

  1. Immediate Mood Elevation: The sight of colorful and fragrant flowers can trigger immediate feelings of happiness and joy. Their vibrant colors and pleasant scents can uplift your spirits, even on a gloomy day.
  2. Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Being in the presence of flowers, whether in a garden or through a bouquet, can help reduce stress and anxiety. The act of tending to plants or arranging flowers can also be a soothing and meditative experience.
  3. Boosting Positivity: Flowers can evoke positive emotions and create a more positive atmosphere. When people receive flowers as gifts, it often leads to feelings of appreciation and love, which can improve overall mood.
  4. Enhancing Creativity: Some studies suggest that having flowers in your environment can boost creativity and problem-solving skills. The visual stimulation and connection to nature may inspire new ideas and perspectives.
  5. Improving Mental Health: Flowers are often used in various forms of therapy, such as horticultural therapy and aromatherapy, to improve mental health. Engaging with flowers can promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.
  6. Promoting Connection: Sharing flowers with others, whether as a gesture of love, friendship, or support, fosters a sense of connection and social bonding. These positive social interactions can contribute to improved mood and emotional health.
  7. Providing a Sense of Achievement: Taking care of flowers and watching them grow and bloom can give a sense of accomplishment and purpose, which can enhance self-esteem and overall mood.
  8. Eliciting Memories: Certain flowers may evoke memories or nostalgia, which can bring a sense of happiness and comfort. For example, receiving flowers that remind you of a special event or place can be emotionally uplifting.

It’s important to recognize that the impact of flowers on mood can vary from person to person. Some individuals may be more sensitive to the emotional effects of flowers, while others may have a more subdued response. Nonetheless, incorporating flowers into your daily life, whether through gardening, floral arrangements, or simply enjoying them in your surroundings, can be a simple and enjoyable way to enhance your mood and well-being. Taking a moment to pause and appreciate the simple joys of life, like stopping to smell the flowers, can be incredibly refreshing and rejuvenating. So, let’s take a deep breath together and enjoy the delightful fragrance and beauty of the flowers around us.

A Garden is, Above all, The Humble Earth…





The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

"A Garden is, Above all, The Humble Earth..."Gardening has many health benefits. Among them STRESS REDUCTION.  A garden can also put us in a better mood as it helps us achieve better mental health and reduce depression. A garden gets you outdoors to get sunshine, exercise and get your blood moving. According to some researc the physical activity associated with gardening can help lower the risk of developing dementia. Growing your own food ensures you are eating the freshest food available. No more guessing how long it will last or how old something is. Some foods (like apples) are stored for months before being sold.

A garden is a living thing that can bring joy and good health to the person who tends it…

Excerpt from MY FRIEND THE GARDEN by Fernand Lequenne:

“The simplests peasant, the lowliest gardener, knows deep inside himself that the earth is not only the true source of man’s life but also his pedastal. The those who don’t like to dirty their hands think about this: Let them consider themselves a little like the sacrificial priest, hands red with sacred blood; let them think earnestly about the office they wish to fulfill.Then having learned to repress their fears, let them carefully wash their hands; they will then feel like the purest of men.”

He also said:

“If you really want to draw close to your garden, you must remember first of all that you are dealing with a being that lives and dies; like the human body, with its poor flesh, its illnesses at times repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball, manicured and immaculate.”