Wellness Benefits of Flowers

group of residents posing for the camera

Photo left to right:  Residents Jane Schuneman, Barbara Hinck, Doris Larsen, Linda Tonjann (kneeling), Marg Yager, Jeanette Adkins, Ken and Liz Hildebrant.

“Spring flowers are nature’s most fragrant charms.”― Angie Weiland-Crosby

The sunny days in April were the perfect time to plant lovely spring flowers on the Lillian Pratt Balcony which already has a magnificent view of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier.  Everyone was definitely in the mood to see some bright and beautiful flowers on this balcony that is enjoyed by so many residents.

Linda Tonjann, Director of First Impressions, and a FTJ team member of 35 years, created a fun project for the residents…and a beautiful one too.  They had the opportunity to plant flowers in the glorious sunshine with fellow residents.  Now, they can enjoy watching them bloom all spring!

Wellness Benefits of Flowers

It turns out those who chanted the phrase “flower power” in the 1960s and 1970s might have been onto something. Garden Media Groups points out “Several research studies from leading educational institutions have proven the many wellness benefits of having flowers in your home. Flowers have the power to improve many aspects of day-to-day life, including:

  1. Increase creativity, innovation, and productivity
  2. Positive effect on mood and emotions
  3. Increased emotional connections
  4. Boost sense of comfort
  5. Increase energy and improve memory

Connecting with nature through outdoor gardening or bringing nature inside as cut flowers or container gardens is sure to have anyone feeling true “flower power!” 

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I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?” – Edward Giobbi

About Garden Media Group

Garden Media Group’s Vision Is Big: To inspire 320 million Americans to live a healthy gardening lifestyle 52 weeks a year Our mission is simple: To instill a passion for nature and a love of gardening to all generations to improve environmental health and support human wellbeing.

To support our mission we partner with like-minded companies and people who want to grow their business by increasing the global love of gardening and appreciation for nature, drive stewardship of the Earth and help care for all things that grow.  Staying true to our core values for almost thirty years in business helps us create a company we’re proud to run and where we are happy to work. Because it’s our responsibility to make sure that while creating beautiful products, we’re also caring for our beautiful planet.

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