(I’m back to posting after several days studying. I’ll slowly add the blogs of the days missed.)
Early in 1974 circumstances happened that I had to crash with a friend in Greenwich Village in a studio apartment. I lived out of the trunk of my car, sharing her sofa bed, tiny kitchen/bathroom and still doing therapy and teaching on the run in various studios. She had one large window with no curtains. Shelly had created a jungle like atmosphere because the window was covered with many large leafed vines. It was a magical atmosphere and even though it was a dingy old building her apartment felt energized and uplifted because of the plants.
Shelly taught me that every room in every home, office or school should have a minimum of 3 plants. There is also some believe that 3 plants form a triangular relationship and support each other. I take that with a grain of salt. However I have 3 or more plants in my living room and in my bedroom. Recently I’ve added 3 small cacti in my miniscule condo kitchen.
Featured snippet from the web: Adding plants to interior spaces can increase oxygen levels. At night, photosynthesis ceases, and plants typically respire like humans, absorbing oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. A few plants –orchids, succulents and epiphytic bromeliads –do just the opposite, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
One of the advertising sites on the web states and I agree: “When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life.”
Plants increase the quality of our lives and that increases our Super-Aging!