Pensacola, Fla. - To help advance CDC messaging for social distancing guidelines, a coalition of interior landscapers in Pensacola recently launched a #StayPlanted initiative.
The #StayPlanted initiative encourages solidarity for social distancing directives by encouraging individuals to place plants in windows, and share pictures on social media of how having greenery can be beneficial while spending so much time in our homes.
“Most people love their indoor plants for how they look, but many don’t realize the huge health benefits that come from access to plants and greenery,” said Pat Heroman, a member of Green Plants for Green Buildings and President of Heroman Services Plant Company, a company dedicated to enhancing the built environment with living green spaces.
Plants and greenery are often touted for their mental health benefits, and studies over the years show that access to plant life can help to reduce stress and symptoms of depression, all while helping to improve mood and concentration. According to a case study survey performed by Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, and Bill Browning, 88 percent of respondents said having direct views and access to the natural elements indoors improved their sense of well-being.
The #StayPlanted initiative started to highlight another creative way for people to stay positive during social distancing directives. As more individuals are literally “planted” at home, maintaining individual health and well-being has become a much bigger priority.
“During these uncertain times, it is extremely comforting to be surrounded by fresh indoor plants,” said the Pensacola landscapers. “They keep us happy, motivated, and make us smile daily.”
The #StayPlanted initiative has also revealed how plants can provide green-leafed companionship during social isolation.
"My plants have become my extended family,” said Maya Puller, a college student, and self-described plant lover. “I acknowledge their needs, treat them kindly and most importantly, and love them. In return, they provide me with beautiful foliage. They simply make me happy!"
By placing plants in windows and sharing pictures and personal stories, #StayPlanted hopes to provide encouragement to others while sharing a bit of joy.
“As we social distance and continue to wear masks that hide our smiles, I hope more people take the opportunity to adopt a plant or give a plant to someone who needs cheer,” said Denise Godfrey, second-generation owner of Olive Hill Greenhouses. “In giving a plant, we not only celebrate living but we also share life.”
For more information about the #StayPlanted initiative or Heroman Services Plant Company, give them a call at or visit their website at heromanservices.com.
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