Plants provide more than just beauty to your landscape. In fact, gardens are thought to have healing powers! The therapeutic benefits range from vitamin rich nourishment to purifying the air in your home. Take the first step towards a happier and healthier New Year and plant for wellness!
HOW – TO PLANT FOR WELLNESS
7 EDIBLE PLANTS YOU CAN GROW IN YOUR GARDEN
Growing edible plants like herbs, fruit trees, and berries is a healthy hobby that your whole family can enjoy! Not to mention, it can even minimize visits to the grocery store. Edible plants will make your life and next meal fresh and flavorful! Growing your own food reduces your carbon footprint and benefits our environment in many ways. Indulging in your fresh herbs, fruits, and berries provides a healthier and balanced diet, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Rosemary is a fragrant herb commonly used in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. It is drought-tolerant, once established, and easy to maintain. They prefer full sunlight and frequent watering.
Rosemary can be eaten fresh or dried and it is jam packed with nutrients. It is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamins which aids in stronger immune system support.
Lavender is a commonly grown, aromatic herb. It is popular for its gorgeous look and fragrance. The silvery foliage produces spikes of small purple flowers. Once dried, lavender can be put to good use in a variety of household applications.
Lavender is commonly grown for its essential oils and is widely used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Commonly found in home fragrances and herbal teas, the scent from lavender is known to help ease stress and anxiety. In the kitchen, lavender’s floral flavor can enhance your meat, side dishes, cheeses, or desserts!
Parsley can be used as a culinary herb or as a textural addition to your flowerbeds, or containers. It is also a host plant for several species of butterflies. Plant indoors or outside, this easy-to-grow plant needs a sunny window or full sunlight throughout the day. Keep the soil moist for the best growing conditions.
Parsley is full of nutrients like vitamins A and C. One tablespoon of fresh parsley offers more than half of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K!
Mint is a culinary herb with dark green leaves and a delightful fragrance that will provide a minty-fresh essence to your home. Mint plants can grow in shady to partial sun areas, making them a perfect plant for your kitchen herb garden. With proper lighting and moist soil conditions, you can enjoy fresh mint in many tasty treats.
Mint is nutritious! It is high in fiber and vitamin A. The leaves are typically used for beverages, salads, and desserts. Mint is also popular in aromatherapy for relaxation to help soothe your body, mind, and soul.
Oregano is a drought-tolerant herb known for its mild flavor. It grows best in full sunlight and is a perfect choice for your herb garden or container gardens.
Oregano is rich in antioxidants and provides a hearty dose when combined with other fruits and vegetables. Oregano contains potent antibacterial properties as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.
Growing your own fruit trees yields many benefits. It provides your family with fresh food as well as aiding in helping our environment. They can improve the air quality by absorbing pollutants in the air, support our native wildlife, and provide your family with nutritious and fresh fruits. Fruit trees need full sunlight and evenly moist soil conditions to grow with success.
Peach Trees like the Harvester Peach Tree produces a high-yield of fresh juicy peaches throughout the summer season. Fresh peaches provide your body with a number of nutrients. They are high in vitamin A, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants to help maintain a healthy gut.
Fig Trees are easy to cultivate trees that require little upkeep to produce their bountiful fruit. Each fruit looks like a teardrop filled with hundreds of tiny seeds. Figs and their leaves are packed with fiber and nutrients like Vitamin B6, and other beneficial minerals.
Plum Trees, like the Morris Plum Tree, are fast growing and produce large, delicious fruit. They contain many vitamins and minerals. They also are high in fiber and antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in your body. Dried plums, also known as prunes, are known for improving issues with digestion and other health conditions.
Growing fresh berries is one of the healthiest choices you can make! Berries contain an impressive amount of health benefits. Berry shrubs like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries need full sunlight to grow and they do best in evenly moist soil conditions.
Berries are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, studies show that blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits. They may help fight inflammation, improve blood sugar levels, and may decrease your daily calorie intake as berries are high in fiber.
BEST LOW-MAINTENANCE INDOOR PLANTS
Growing plants indoors is a popular trend for so many reasons. They bring beauty to your indoor space, they teach care and responsibility, and they can help purify the air in your home. Finding the right indoor plants for beginners is simple when you learn the best practices for growing and plant care.
ZZ Plants are one of the easiest houseplants to care for! This tropical plant is one of the toughest plants around, making it a perfect choice to add to your home or office. ZZ Plants feature upright and shiny, dark green leaves and thrive in low light conditions. They can tolerate periods of drought, making this the perfect indoor plant for beginners. For your planting success, water as the top inch or two of your potting soil dries.
ZZ Plants also help purify the air in your home. It is known to remove toxins, creating cleaner air around you.
Sansevieria, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is a popular indoor foliage option and a perfect choice for new plant parents! They are one of the easiest indoor plants to care for because they are forgiving and tough. Sansevieria prefers indirect light to low-light areas of your home. They prefer warmer temperatures above 50 degrees. In the winter, keep away from drafty windows. Allow the soil to dry before watering again as Sansevieria does not tolerate soggy soil.
Sansevieria is known for its air purifying qualities. It absorbs carbon dioxide and cleans the air to remove toxins, such as formaldehyde, while releasing fresh oxygen into your home.
Dracaena is one the most common and best indoor plants around! Dracaena is a shrubby species with over 40 different varieties and sizes which can work with all different spaces in your home or office.
Dracaena plants prefer bright, indirect light, but they can tolerate low light conditions. Watering is easy with Dracaena because it is drought tolerant. Simply, allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.
Dracaena plants are considered one of the best for removing benzene chemicals from the air which can be found in everyday products like paints, cleaning products, and plastics.
Aloe Vera is a popular and drought-tolerant plant. For thousands of years, people have used Aloe Vera as a health remedy. Aloe Vera needs bright light to thrive and the soil should dry out between watering.
Aloe Vera contains thick and fleshy green leaves. Each leaf is filled with a gel that contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. The gel also contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. It is used to help heal wounds, treat skin problems, and to accelerate wound healing.
SHOP FOR HOUSEPLANTS WITH EASE
Growing for wellness is easy! At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for your gardening needs! Shop our open-air stores, shop online, or call our store nearest you and place an order over the phone for Curbside Pickup!
Questions? Call our store nearest you! Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals are here to help!