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Get Your Green Therapy

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  • January 16, 2019
  • by Tori Clark
  • flowering plants, Houseplants,
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Plants really can make you feel better!  If our brown, nearly snowless winter has you longing for spring, come into Sargent’s to see and smell what’s growing and blooming.  Houseplants make a great accent to any home, but also provide benefits such as cleaner air, improved well being and they also make any space look and feel better too.

Cleaner Air

We spend a lot of time indoors at home or at work.  Energy improvements and air conditioning can really reduce the amount of fresh air we get in those closed spaces.  Plants help improve our indoor environments by cleaning pollution out of indoor air and by converting C02 to oxygen.  We all need that! Additionally, lots of products in our homes break down over time and emit chemicals into the air.  Plants like spider plants, peace lilies, ficus, palms and more can help remove these chemicals from the air.

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Stress Reduction

Plants also can improve our well being and reduce tress simply by being there.  Just adding a few plants and you can feel better physically and emotionally. Plants increase humidity which is great in winter months when our homes tend to be dryer, making breathing easier. Having plants in your environment can also reduce stress, help you relax, can even lower blood pressure and improve concentration.  Studies have shown plants in office environments helped reduced tiredness and cold-type illnesses.  Plants can also help hospital patients recover faster and with less medication too.

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Homes Look and Feel Better

In the home plants also absorb noise and lessen dust.  They help our interior spaces feel more open, cared for and cleaner. Everyone can use a little green and colorful boost during the cold and often drab winter months.  Stop in at Sargent’s and our staff can help you find the perfect plants to brighten your space. We always has a large selection of indoor blooming and green plants with new items arriving weekly.

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