The power of flowers

The intrinsic power of flowers and plants is well known. Plants clean up the air but they have other important effects on people. With flowers and plants you can send messages, restore a good mood, increase your positive energy and creativity. Plants make us happy.

People with a green thumb are familiar with the properties of plants and flowers. They love their plants and are satisfied and proud about their gardens or terraces.
Creating a relax area, made up of scents, shapes and colors, is really pleasant and has a therapeutic effects on people.
It is scientifically proven (but perhaps it was not even necessary to try it) that each of us needs a relax space, preferably outdoors, preferably rich in vegetation, better if it is a garden, even better if it is a sensory garden.
Every true garden is already a multi-sensory experience in itself: scents, flavors, colors and the feeling of autonomy, of inner life.

Literature and music often tell us about nature and its power: at the end of 1600 with Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, it becomes adventure, mixing the needs of the castaway with the need for a return to nature. In children’s literature, the importance of nature is in the enchanting stories of Beatrix Potter and her bunny Peter; it jokingly reappears in the catchy ditty of 1939 by the Trio Lescano “Maramao why are you dead”; nature is evoked in a much more tragic way by Louis Ferdinand Céline in his 1936 masterpiece “Death on Credit”; it is celebrated in its bare dignity in “La malora” by Beppe Fenoglio in 1954; it is in American country music in the song “Where the green grass grows” sung by Tim McGrow, where pride and the need for autonomy are combined with a renewed respect for the environment and ecological themes.

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Arianna Vanadia Bartolo


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