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Plants that boost your mental health

With the assistance of a proper expert in the field, You can not only add beauty to your garden, but also get added benefits from it. So, the best option is to talk to a professional and take out your gloves and the spade!!!!

From low-maintenance houseplants to pollinator-friendly blooms, you will find the best plants to boost your mental health, helping to heal anxious and stressful lives.

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healthy gardening (By Jonathan Kemper)

As per a survey conducted with nearly 2,000 people, 94 per cent said gardening was good for their mental health. 66 per cent said it helped them to relieve stress. Gardening might seem like a simple pastime. But, plants really do harness the healing power to change moods.

Take a look at the best plants to consider below.

  • Verbena

Verbena is common herb used to combat depression and mood swings. It is a long-lasting plant that is perfect for attracting wildlife into your outdoor space.

Verbena for healthy gardening
Verbena (By Timo C. Dinger)

The gentle buzzing of bees can bring a sense of calmness, and listening to bird song is soothing and uplifting.

  • Helenium
Helenium (By Yoksel 🌿 Zok)

These beautiful blooms are also known as sneezeweeds. They are perfect for adding glorious late-season color to your landscape. In addition, they bring a burst of much-needed joy, while offering a real haven for bees and butterflies alike.

  • Buddleja
Buddleja (By Jan Meeus)

These are known as the butterfly bush because they are a favorite nectar source for butterflies. Moreover, this fragrant flower is the ultimate mood-boost. Be sure to plant them in spring next year to ensure they flourish.

  • Choisya ternate
Choisya ternata
Choisya ternata (Roosevelt Dr.,)

These beautiful white star-shaped flowers are the ideal hedge plant for anyone looking for an evergreen shrub. However, certain to boost your mood, they will attract a whole host of buzzing bees.

  • Lonicera
Lonicera (Wikipedia)

Loniceras (also known as honeysuckles), are brilliant for hedging or topiary pieces. They are grown for their showy fragrant flowers.  The beautiful colors will bring a smile to your face. Moreover, the bees visiting will add more interest to your garden.

  • Hebe
Hebe plant for healthy gardening
Hebe plant (By Phillip Larking )

It’s hard not to be cheered up by bright colors because a bright color is sure to brighten up our mood. Therefore, include a splash of color into your garden this autumn. Choose bold, bright plants to fix your mood.

  • Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia (By Fred Sprinkle)

These sunshine-yellow blooms will be sure to brighten even the darkest winter days. Moreover, they look wonderful in containers and borders alike.

  • Japanese anemones
Japanese anemones healthy gardening
Japanese anemones (By Aaron Burden)

These Japanese anemones are stunning. Often found in woodland locations or beneath trees, they are a superb late-flowering perennial. These will definitely fill your garden with blooms from August until October.

  • Heather
Heather (By Lumitar)

These low-maintenance, healthy, evergreen bushes are happy-inducing plants. They are certain to boost your wellbeing. While you can plant them in spring, winter-flowering heathers are widely available from autumn onwards.

  • Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums for healthy gardening
Chrysanthemums (By Jason Leung)

Chrysanthemums are a popular choice for many gardens. These gorgeous flowers offer valuable late flowers in September and October. You can’t think of anything lovelier than spotting them from your kitchen window.

  • Lettuce
Lettuce (By Quaritsch Photography)

If you are looking for a plant that you can grow and eat, then this is one beautiful option. Moreover, eating homegrown produce is incredibly rewarding and healthy. Also, it will boost up your self-satisfaction. You’ll have a bountiful harvest in no time.

Read here about small scale gardening ideas you can do on a budget:

  • Carrots
Healthy carrots
Healthy carrots (By Armando Arauz)

Carrots grow best in full sun and well-drained soil, with many being ready to harvest after 70 to 80 days. Moreover, it is a saying that tucking into raw carrots can help ward off depression. So, now is the perfect time to grow your own.

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