Whether or not you have a green thumb, it's indisputable that a green living environment has a positive effect on everyone. This goes beyond the happy feeling you get when you catch the scent of your favourite flowers, or the joyous sight of your houseplant in bloom. A greener living environment contributes to better mental health and connects you more to your neighborhood. As humans, we need this sense of belonging to live a happy and fulfilled life - that's something we can all agree on.
PLANT FOR PLANT
To experience the positive effects of more greenery, it isn't necessary to give your entire garden, balcony or street a makeover. Even small adjustments have a big effect, so plant by plant, every piece of greenery you contribute helps create a nicer living environment for yourself and others.
Inspired to start making your environment greener? We would love to inspire you with DIYs, trends and styling tips for having more greenery around the house. How about a showstopper garden bench, a green(er) front garden, a relaxing oasis juxtaposed against a grey wall or a beautiful roof garden? If you need inspiration to choose the plants to use, get some ideas here.
Got the taste for greenery? There are many more green initiatives that will make your green heart pound.
However dramatic your transition from grey to green is, read on to discover just how much green can do for you. Share your progress with us via Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #thejoyofplants and #fromgreytogreen.