Vertical Gardening, the Perfect Cure for Winter Blues

Living Wall PlantersAt the time of this writing, the East Coast of the United States is in the clutches of the second go-round with a “Polar Vortex” (a phrase, until this winter, was unheard of), as well as its forth bout with a major snowstorm. For millions of Americans, cabin fever is descending faster than it did for Jack Torrance, the character who went mad in the novel “The Shining.”

Research has proven that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being. The cure for cabin fever may be as simple as interacting with nature.

Growing a living wall garden is the perfect way to beat winter blues, and at the same time brighten your home. A vertical garden, or a hanging garden made of living plants, is a fantastic way to turn a drab space into a therapeutic winter retreat. Like hanging art in your home, living walls can help define and personalize any room, bringing cheer to an otherwise dreary day.

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