Nature often surprises us with its beauty, and flowers are no exception. Think of how a simple bouquet can liven up your indoor space or a field of wildflowers can invoke excitement and awe. People even travel across the world to witness flowers blooming, such as the cherry blossoms in Japan or the tulips in The Netherlands. Flowers are one of life’s simplest pleasures.
The Benefits of Beautiful Flowers
Studies have shown that flowers are beneficial to humans in a number of ways. For instance, flowers have a positive effect on hospital patients. Patients with flowers in their hospital rooms showed measurably lower blood pressure, reported less pain, needed fewer pain relievers, and displayed lower levels of anxiety. Researchers believe that this is due to the fact that flowers help people feel more relaxed, which may positively affect the body’s ability to heal. A study found that being around flowers also results in higher productivity – a 47% jump in productivity to be exact. The same study also found that flowers can improve concentration and memory by 20 percent. Caring for plants can also help reduce psychological stress.
Flowers not only serve to delight us with their beauty and provide numerous health benefits, but they’re also essential to the environment and our ecosystem. They provide natural pollination for birds and insects, and well as serve as shelter for bees and insects. They help improve air quality, reduce erosion, and maintain hearty soil.
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Top 10 Beautiful Flowers
The world has no shortage of beautiful flowers. Here are some of the prettiest blooms to create magnificent bouquets, to plant in your garden, or just to admire:
Roses range in color from white to yellow to pink to dark crimson. They grow on climbing or trailing shrubs, the stems of which are notably armed with thorns in various shapes and sizes.
Dahlias come in a rainbow of colors, ranging in size from two-inch to giant 15-inch blooms. Often mistaken for bulbs, the roots of dahlias are actually tubers, making them closely related to other tubers, such as sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and zinnias.
These brightly colored jewels pop up in early spring for a beautiful reminder that winter is over. They come in every shade of the rainbow, and the flowers may be ruffled, fringed, or lily-shaped, depending on the variety.
Orchids come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, depending on the variety. They have a reputation for being hard to grow, but they’re actually not that difficult when you get the hang of it. They don’t need much water, but do need to fertilizer on a regular basis.
Lilies feature substantial petals that burst open in a sunburst pattern. They also provide “swoony” scents, making them ideal for bouquets. They come in virtually every color of the rainbow, many with color contrasting speckles.
The lotus flower grows in the murkiest of swamps and yet blooms with great beauty in a number of colors, including white, pink, and blue. It has long been revered for its resilience and beauty, and is known as a symbol of purity and transcendence.
Gladioli have often been referred to as sword lilies due to their long, pointed leaves. They feature distinctive tall flower spikes in a wide variety of colors. They’re quite useful in floral arrangements to provide depth and dimension due to their unique shape.
Carnations are a variety of the dianthus flower, and feature a ruffly appearance and a spicy scent that’s truly distinctive. White carnations can be dyed virtually any color under the sun, but their natural colors include just pink, white, coral, and red.
Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, irises come in an extremely wide variety of colors, although most common in lavender, purple, and yellow. They range in size from 6 inches tall to four feet in height.
10. Bird of Paradise
Grown in tropical to semi-tropical zones, bird of paradise is a distinctive and unique flower. It features blue base petals arising from green foliage, topped with an upright fan of bright orange petals.
Nature is truly breathtaking. It provides no shortage of beautiful flowers that provide environmental and physiological benefits to us. For a taste of this beauty, consider our Bright Flowers, Strawberries & Chocolates Box. It comes with a gorgeous bouquet of freshly cut blooms, six juicy strawberries topped with semisweet chocolate, and a four-piece assortment of premium chocolates.