How Plants Improve Your Life
An indoor garden brings both the beauty and health benefits of nature into your home, no matter where you live. From the tiniest city apartment to the plushest, most luxurious penthouse, houseplants make a big difference. Houseplants can literally breathe life into any room, coloring it with a natural beauty the human spirit craves. So if you make a little space for nature in your home, it will do you a world of good.
It’s not surprising that filling your home with plants has a number of health benefits. But why does an indoor garden make us feel that much better?
Plants Improve Our Air Quality
It’s amazing how many subtle ways we are connected to plants, and science proves it. Without plants, life on Earth simply would not exist. Through the process of photosynthesis, plants produce oxygen, as well as purifying the air of pollutants. Plants convert the carbon dioxide people and animals exhale into fresh oxygen. Plants can also filter out dangerous toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and mold particles from our homes and offices.
Likewise, plants can raise the ambient humidity of a room as they transpire moisture into the air, creating a more comfortable environment to breathe in. The more plants you have in your office or apartment garden, the more they can improve the air quality around you.
If you already have your ēdn SmallGarden growing, a few complimentary low-maintenance houseplants known to actively purify air are the Snake Plant, Peace Lily, Spider Plant, Pothos Ivy, and Dracaena.
Plants Keep Us Calm and Focused
Do you have any houseplants in your office yet? Studies have shown that an office garden helps to improve both your productivity and focus. Plants can also help relieve stress, promoting a sense of peace and well-being.
In a study conducted at Washington University, participants with plants in their work environment were much less anxious and more productive than those without plants. Another study showed that those with plants in the work environment were more innovative, creative, and original than those without plants.
Likewise, studies also show that large groupings of houseplants can significantly soften annoying background noise. This makes your plants amazing companions for a calming your busy office or loud apartment.
Plants Keep Us Mindful
Even if you live in a tiny city apartment and all you have is one small cactus, you already know how quickly a houseplant can become a positive part of your life. Plants can be like family, especially for those who live alone where pets are not allowed, or whose work schedules are too busy to care for a pet.
Caring for a living thing brings a sense of purpose to our lives. Likewise, plants are a reminder to focus on our environment and be present in the moment. When we care for our houseplants, it’s a form of meditation that can make us better people.
Indoor Gardens Made Simple
If you don't already have plants growing in your home or office, be sure to check out our smart garden that allows you to grow plants indoors, even in low light conditions. The portable ēdn SmallGarden can be placed anywhere and can grow flowers, herbs, and veggies, all year round. Better yet, it only requires watering every 1-2 weeks.
The SmallGarden is created with beautiful walnut wood and anodized aluminum for a look that’s both natural and modern. Moreover, the built-in lights and water sensor system gives you the ability to monitor your plants' growth with a smartphone app.
Likewise, ēdn will provide you with 'SeedPods' specifically designed to grow a variety of herbs, flowers, and lettuce in your smart garden. In a time when technology impacts every aspect of our daily lives, the SmallGarden brings a healthy dose of nature to your indoor environment.