Plants and Flowers That Make Great Gifts. There are so many general benefits to plants, both psychological and physical. These include increases in work productivity and office morale, mood improvement, and even speeding up the process of healing and boosting pain tolerance. But some plants and flowers add several more specific strengths of their own that can be tailored to the people you’re giving them to. Here are just a couple:
A Restful Night’s Sleep
The smell of gardenias can make you tired - in one study it was even as effective as valium on GABA, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps to regulate behavior, cognition, and the body's response to stress, and the scent of jasmine helps to soothe anxiety and your central nervous system. Lavender takes these effects and adds a decrease in the amount of time it takes to wake up in the morning.
Improve Air Quality
Sleep can tie pretty heavily into air quality. Aloe vera, bromeliads, and snake plants emit large amounts of oxygen during the night, which combats insomnia and can help clear ‘stuffiness’ in a room. Areca palms, bamboo palms, and peace lilies are natural humidifiers -
The moisture from a peace lily’s leaves can improve humidity up to 5%, which can help those who suffer from allergies and cold symptoms. but Other plants and flowers that filter toxins from the air are English ivy, anthuriums, Gerber daisies, and chrysanthemums. You can pair these different qualities with messages for the receiver as well. Gerber daises can symbolize loyal love;
lavender is devotion; peace lilies send sympathy; jasmine in the United States is a sign of romance. There are so many layers of meaning that can come with giving flowers or plants as a gift,
far beyond just brightening a room and looking pretty (though those are, of course, benefits in their own right!) If you’re stuck on ideas, So you can never go wrong with offering these or any of their fellows!
Here are a few starters for you:
Florida Nursery Mart- When you think of a one-stop shop for everything from maintaining plants to new landscaping ideas,
this is the place to visit!
Why should you visit Florida Nursery Mart?
Living in a place like South Florida is as close as you can get to the Caribbean without leaving the United States. From beautiful blue springs to that permanent summer feeling nearly year around, what could be better? But in weather such as this, sometimes water isn’t enough to keep well hydrated and cooled down. With an area so close to the tropics, having fresh fruit around is an absolute must! But with that summer heat comes that dreaded feeling of leaving your house to drive and the scramble to get
AC going in your car as quickly as possible. So instead of burning your legs to get fresh mango or coconut water, imagine how much simpler life would be,
if you could pick it from your own garden and have it fresh and ready to eat in an instant? With over 50 different types of fruit trees to pick from you’re sure to find fruit to your liking that will be easy to grow and ready to pick in no time at all!
What if I’m not the best at taking care of plants yet?
What if I want to redo my landscaping?
Then this is the place for you. From sod and mulch to sand and stones to grass and shrubs, this place has it all. so They even have a feature where you can test any new additions to the plant family or changes you wish to make on their Online Virtual Landscape Design.
How far can Florida Nursery Mart deliver?
They can deliver to Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
What types of flowers do they have?
From wanting to make an archway out of beautifully colored peach bougainvillea to planting different types of milkweed or fire-bush to attract more butterflies to your home garden this place has it all. You can pick from a large selection of blooms that are sure to put a smile on your face every time you walk into your house or see local bees or butterflies flying around.
By Krystal Ramsaran