Raise your hand if you’re in need of a little self-care and pampering? 🙋♀️ Who doesn’t love a Sunday to themselves, and some dedicated time to rejuvenate for the week ahead. When we think about indulging in some much-needed ‘me time’, most activities that pop to mind include face masks and bubble baths. But did you know that involving plants in your self-care routine is proven to leave you feeling more relaxed, inspired and positive? No strangers to a max-relax weekend ourselves, we’ve put together our guide to the perfect green Sunday for you and your plant pals. Head to our bio to check it out! 📸 @theoldpiggery_ via @thesill
Sometimes you just need to switch off to switch back on, and lucky for us Aussies, Winter is one of the best seasons to rug up and venture into the great outdoors. Wondering where to go to get away from it all this weekend? We've put together our top green getaways in Victoria, so you can be snug as bug while hanging out amongst the trees. Head to our bio to check out the list. 📸 @ashleyelacooper for @unyoked.co
How we wish we looked walking home with our arms full of plants. In reality we’re a lot less trendy and a lot more sweaty, just as happy though! Illustration by the talented @_maggiestephenson_ 📸 via @iplanteven
Forest bathing, urban farming, bushwalking, indoor plants – Ever get that feeling like you should be spending more time in nature? Well, you should and now there's book that finally tells us how to articulate our longing for it. Earth Emotions, from Professor Glenn Albrecht might just be the most important plant-related book since Edward O. Wilson wrote Biophilia and defined our deep love of other living species, especially plants. If you want to explore terms like ‘solastagia’ – the lived experience of the pain of dislocation from nature or ‘ecoagnosy’ – environmental ignorance or indifference to the ecology head to PLB and read up on our write up 🤯 📸 @haarkon_ #HaarkonGreenhouseTour
For half a century, scientists have been carrying out experiments to show the world that plants are good for our health and happiness. That's a lot of experiments! We worked with scientists at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne to take this world of research and make it easy to understand. We analysed scientific articles and research studies and boiled the story down to two big benefits: Air Quality & Wellbeing 🌿 By bringing the outdoors in with just one plant you can improve your air quality by 25% and a few more can do a whole lot more! As for direct mental health benefits, plants are proven to creating feelings of relaxation, inspiration and positivity. The first few plants give a limited benefit, but once you start to create a look, wellbeing increases quickly. Variety of sizes and species is key! If that’s not inspiration to junglfy your home, then we’re sure this beautiful studio space by @gabriellesilverlight is sure to! To check out ‘The Simple Science’ report head to Plant Life Balance.
As anyone who’s been overseas knows, touristing is exhausting. All five senses are turned up to the max, soaking up absolutely every experience each destination has to offer. We wander endlessly through cities, cafes, museums, art galleries, shops and streets, but it’s the public parks that makes us the most content. Lucky for you, over on the PLB Journal, we’re sharing some of our favourite public parks from around the world. If you know a great public garden be sure to share it with us below! 📸 @haarkon_ #HaarkonGreenhouseTour
Booze breakers – If you’re in the middle of Dry July, we've got a few ideas for getting out and about with your mates that are also sure to boost your plant life balance! Change up the pub for a park or why not treat yourself and your plants to some sweet new pots? We think these gorgeous ceramics by @itsapublicholiday are a pretty good place to start. Head to PLB for our green tips to see you through the month. 🍻
Best Fronds Forever 💘 📸 via @rootedgarden