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How flowers can impact your health

It’s no secret that we know the ins and outs to every part of the equation to growing quality plants and blooms. However, even after we have analyzed the ratios of ingredients to mix the perfect fertilizer or mastered the ideal watering system, we might still be surprised to find out that our beloved plants and flowers can do more than decorate our landscapes or accent our home decor. Research is now able to prove what we have long known: flowers can improve and benefit a person’s overall well being by impacting their physical and mental health.

by Gwen Lewis

When we consider how flowers can impact our health, allergies to pollen are often the first idea to come to mind. In fact, allergies affect 30 percent of all adults. While many people do suffer from seasonal and pollen allergies, it is important to realize there are several hypoallergenic plant options available to grow and sell. For instance, we can provide allergy friendly arrangements and plantings by including the following plants in our catalogues: hostas, hydrangeas, roses, orchids, asiatic lilies, tulips, and more. This allows everyone, even the ones who typically avoid flowers, the ability to enjoy the natural and organic health qualities our goods provide while expanding our markets.

In addition, plants provide a variety of mental health benefits without requiring a prescription or costly gym memberships. By learning how plants can reduce stress, increase feelings of happiness, and promote better moods we can tailor our seedlings and plants to meet these needs in our customers. We can also use our knowledge of herbal medicine and plants to provide product that taps into these newer markets to help meet a growing consumer demand.

This can have big benefits for our business, especially when we consider that in 2016, we spent an average of $10,348 per person on healthcare. After all, we have the unique opportunity to grow quality products year round that do more than look pretty in a windowsill. The health benefits of plants are vital for us to consider, because more and more people are turning to natural remedies and cures to improve their health. As growers, we have the ability to cater to our consumers needs, tastes, and trends and grow in the process.

Please scroll through the following guide for a better understanding of how flowers can impact your health:

How Flowers can Impact your Health
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