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How Plants Boost Mental Wellness

Plants are more than just decoration! They are nature's therapists when it comes to mental wellness! Plants have the extraordinary ability to enliven minds and bring peace to the soul.




Surrounding oneself with plants has proven to:

  • reduce stress levels

  • improve mood

  • promote relaxation

  • increase productivity

  • reduce anxiety

Not to mention, caring for plants can increase mindfulness as one focuses on the present moment. This will directly enhance positive thought patterns, which will lead to lasting feelings of peace and tranquility.


Additionally, people have even found that spending time around plants has allowed them to reconnect with themselves and others, which in turn, increases self-esteem and builds a heart of gratitude.



While all plants come with these incredible benefits, there are a few at Ken’s Garden Center that are specifically known for supporting mental wellness. Our seasonally available plants include:

  • Snake Plant

  • Spider Plants

  • Succulents

  • Lavender

  • Aloe Vera

  • Cactus

  • Jasmine

  • Fern Plants

  • Jade Plants

  • Peace Lilies

Let’s be honest, gardening can be a lot of work! However, it has so many wellness benefits directly linked with it-it is worth the time and effort. Gardening can create great routines that will ease your mind, provide exciting results and rewards, and give you something to look forward to! As you focus your mind on the immediate task of gardening, you will notice that build up anger, fear, and sadness will be replaced with joy, serenity, and contentment.



If you have any questions about what plants we have in stock or if you have a specific plant that you would like to add to the wish-list call Ken's at (907) 982-9804.


“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.”

– John Burroughs

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