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Most people would agree that flowers make them feel happy. Bright colours and soft sweet aromas have the ability to uplift us, and sometimes transport our imagination to someplace else entirely! Science is even beginning to explore the relationship between flora and the behavioral and emotional responses of people.

A recent study conducted by Rutgers University affirmed that flowers have an immediate, universal effect on happiness. Upon initially seeing flowers, people physically respond with happy and excited facial expressions. The study went on to reveal that flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. More specifically, the participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after being around flowers. They also demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. Last but not least, the study showed that the presence of flowers leads to increased connection with friends and family.

The findings of this study reaffirmed that flowers make us happy, and that they really do have a lasting, positive effect on our emotional wellbeing. If this positive atmosphere sounds enticing to you, Ananda Landscapes can create a picturesque garden in your backyard that will be easy on the eyes and the spirit. Can you imagine relaxing in your garden at twilight while soaking up the sights and scents of beautiful, therapeutic flowers? So serene.