|Issue #194 - February 26, 2009|
Breathe Easy with Houseplants
Has the long, cold winter caused your house to feel a bit "stuffy"?
Houseplants not only add colorful cheer to your home, they also offer many health benefits, including purifying the air you breathe every day. Below are a few reasons to fill your home with houseplants that you may not be aware of:
With the amount of time you spend indoors during the winter, what could be more important than the quality of air in your home? Houseplants can remove toxins from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen. For maximum impact, choose philodendrons, ferns or ficus plants.
According to an international study, houseplants can ward off coughs, colds and sore throats by up to 30 percent. They do this by both decreasing dust while increasing humidity levels. Next time you fill up your humidifier, think about how much nicer an indoor plant might look in its place.
A Sunnier Disposition
Finally, plants have proven to make people feel happier. There's a reason you bring flowers to someone who isn't feeling well - studies have shown that the presence of plants make people feel calmer and more optimistic.
We have a great selection of blooming and foliage houseplants to choose from - start breathing easier today!
2009 Plant Introductions
We're introducing a host of new plants for 2009! From now until spring, we'll be highlighting a great plant coming your way each week.
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout'
First there was the original Endless Summer Hydrangea. Next came 'Blushing Bride'. Now comes 'Twist-n-Shout', the latest in the Endless Summer collection of hydrangeas, the first varieties to bloom on both new and old wood.
The first lace-cap variety in the collection, 'Twist-n-Shout' sports blooms with lacy, deep pink centers that are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on your soil type. Sturdy red stems and glossy deep green leaves complete the look and turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year-round interest in the garden.
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