Can plants really help improve your well-being?

With an increasing amount of time spent indoors, it’s more important than ever to actively create a connection to the natural environment.

Spending time outdoors in nature, or creating your own indoor space for house plants, can be your gateway to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Whether it’s planting your own garden or creating an oasis in the home, plants are beneficial to our well-being in more ways than one…

Plants filter the air we breathe, removing harmful toxins and helping with allergies.
Plants help us de-stress, allowing you to relax and lower your blood pressure.
Plants improve your mood, allowing you to focus and strengthen your memory.

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Follow our Blog as we post information from garden centres, nursery growers and landscapers.

What to learn more about how planting something can improve your health and well-being? You’re in the right place.

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Growing Your Floral Craft Pantry

During lockdown many people described growing something, or even expanding on the something they were already growing, as a lifeline. For Christine de Beer it was also a “creative line” and she has been inspiring others to craft along to discover the creative potential of plants.

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Summer Ready Container Plant Makeover

Late Spring is the ideal time to give your container plants a bit of a makeover, for the plants and for us enjoying the plants. A change in feeding regime, attention to moisture, experimenting with placement, and looking out for pests will ensure tougher plants that have what they need… Read more »

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Featured Programs

Plant Something BC is a BC Buy Local initiative to promote the benefits of buying local grown plants to aspiring and experienced gardeners of all ages. PlantSomethingBC challenges British Columbians to “Don’t just stand there, Plant Something!”

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Plant Care Advice

Being a plant parent isn’t always easy. That’s why we compiled a few frequently asked questions and created advice videos. Please note that all these videos are generalized. If you are looking for specific advice, it is always best to reach out to a local garden centre. You can find… Read more »

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Plant Something Together

Everyone Can Benefit From Gardening! So Why Not Garden Together? Previously, Plant Something has explored the concept of living well by connecting body, mind, and spirit to nature and gardening. Throughout this past year, wellness was a timely topic as restrictions and socializing with friends, family and, communities have been… Read more »

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Why are gardens and plants so special?

Gardens help lower stress, calm nerves, and can even reduce blood pressure levels.
Gardens encourage an active lifestyle and gardening burns calories.
Gardens clean the air of pollution, allowing you and your family to breathe in fresh air.

Why choose locally grown plants?

BC’s plants are happy in their environment and are much less likely to be affected by pests and diseases.
BC’s growers have generations of plant knowledge and are passionate about the quality of plants.
BC’s ecosystem is dependent on BC grown plants.

Why choose a professional landscaper?

Professionally landscaped yards increase property values.
Professionally landscaped yards reduce energy costs and protect your home from the harsh elements.
Professionally landscaped yards save water and prevent erosion.