Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Houseplants on a mission

The other day I was strolling through my garden center packed with perennials, fall decorations, pumpkins and  foodie fav's like apple cider donuts and pumpkin butter. It was a spectacular crisp fall day with a stunning azure sky.

Meandering my way through the crush of the crowd, donut firmly in hand, my eyes rested upon the displays of gorgeous houseplants. I was hooked.

Realizing my home is in need of sprucing up, I reckoned that houseplants are an easy way to add instant beauty to any room. And with my rather "eclectic" mix of furniture, they unify my rooms with a serene nod to Mother Nature. 

Beside adding natural beauty to our indoor spaces, did you know that these 'green heroes' provide oxygen and help remove carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds found in items like common household cleaning products, paint and ink cartridges, and even carpets?

And there are ongoing studies on the power of plants to lower blood pressure, speed healing, and help us better focus at work and in school!

With so many varieties to choose, it's easy to find houseplants that match your style, mood and taste.

Still stumped? Try orchids.They're easy to grow and a great houseplant that you'll enjoy for months to come.

Even though it's October, 'pink-up' and pick up a beautiful pink Phalaenopsis orchid at Lowe's to help raise funds for the breast cancer movement.

Through the Plant for a Cure (R) program, Lowe's is donating 10 % of the purchase price of orchids bearing the Plant for the Cure tag to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R).

For more fascinating facts on houseplants check out Costa Farms along with their O2 For You campaign and their cool new Growing Style digital magazine - and add some "green" to your life! And let us know your favorite houseplant!

~Lynne

1 comment:

Ann, aka Amateur Bot-ann-ist said...

I am such a huge houseplant fan! Not only do they make the house more pleasant all winter, but adding extra lights to keep them alive has made me feel so much happier! What a great way to fight the gloomy winter skies here in the NW.