The winter months can be a lonely time, even for those of us who love the snow and cold. I love seeing the garden change from active to dormant and then back again, but I also know that it’s hard for many people to stay positive during these months. That’s why I’m writing this blog: to show you how easy it is to use perennials as therapy against the winter blues!
Flowers as therapy
If you’re looking to reduce stress and improve your mood, flowers are one of the best ways to go about it. The benefits of flowers on mental health have been studied extensively. As they filter out toxins and pollutants from our air, they also help filter out harmful chemicals in our brains (such as nicotine). When these chemicals are filtered out, a person tends to feel happier and more relaxed overall. The presence of flowers has been shown to reduce anxiety at work or home by as much as 20%.
Perennials can also help with sleep quality because they need less water than annuals do during their growing season—which means less watering! When you have fewer plants that need attention in order for them not to die (we’re looking at you dead basil plants), it makes it easier for people who don’t enjoy gardening find peace in their lives again without having another thing added onto their plates.
The best part? While annuals only offer color for one season before dying off completely (if not sooner), perennials will keep their colors throughout multiple seasons if properly cared for with consistent watering during dry months when necessary .
Beat the winter blues
As the days get shorter and colder, it’s easy to fall into a winter funk. The sun sets at 4 pm and your energy levels are dropping as you head home from work. You’re probably not sleeping through the night—maybe you’re even waking up in the middle of the night! You might already be thinking about how much nicer summer was, or maybe even dreading February when you’ll have to start all over again with going to bed early every day.
But don’t despair! Winter is also a time of rest and renewal—it’s an opportunity for reflection on what you’ve done this past year, both for yourself and for others (if you’d like). It’s also an excellent time to plan ahead: if there are things that need improving in your life or career, now is a great time organize them into actionable steps so they can be completed by summertime when things get busier again.
If none of those things sound appealing right now though… well… there’s always mindfulness! Mindfulness is having awareness without judgment; simply observing whatever happens without passing judgement on it being “good” or “bad.” It helps us see patterns in our lives which allows us insight into why we do what we do; instead of getting caught up in an endless cycle where feelings drive actions which lead back around again until eventually someone breaks free from their negative habits because they’ve had enough pain already!
Stay active in winter
You can still get out there and exercise in winter. You don’t have to be a couch potato for the next few months. Fresh air, vitamin D and staying active are all possible without the sun shining down on your face.
In fact, exercising outdoors is one of my favorite things about living in Minnesota! As long as it isn’t below freezing outside (and sometimes even then), I will go for a walk or run around my neighborhood. It’s invigorating and refreshing when it is cold outside because you can take in nature while getting exercise at the same time.
You also don’t have to give up on healthy eating just because of some bad weather! If fresh produce isn’t available at your local grocery store or farmers market, order some online instead! It’s easy to get great deals on fruits and vegetables if they’re not in season locally – just make sure that they’re organic so they won’t cause any health problems later on down the road due to pesticides being used during production processes like we talked about earlier.”
Add beauty to your home in winter
This is a great winter activity to do with the whole family. It’s also a great activity for you and your friends to enjoy together in winter. You can put on some classical music, choose what plants to plant and start planting them!
Know that spring will come
It’s the time of year when we begin to look forward to spring. We know that spring will come again and we can enjoy the outdoors again. We are ready for our gardens to be cleaned up, planted and enjoyed once again as well.
I hope you can use this information to help plan your garden this winter, so that you will be ready for spring when it arrives!
Planting perennials is a great winter activity.
Planting perennials is a great winter activity. Planting perennials is a great way to beat the winter blues, and it’s also a great way to stay active in winter. If you’re looking for something fun to do on those cold January days, consider planting some perennial flowers and plants! Perennials come back every year with little effort on your part, and they add beauty to your home during cold months when most other plants are dormant or dead from frost.
Winter is a great time to plant perennials. They are easy to care for, and they give you something beautiful that will last all year long. If you’re looking to beat the winter blues or just make your home more beautiful, why not start with some pretty flowers?