Introducing the Desktop Garden | Garden Spotlight

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There’s nothing that can brighten up the workday like adding in a little greenery to your workspace. Now that so many of us are working from home, this is the perfect time to customize your office space with living decor; you never have to worry about not being there to take care of your plants, and you get to enjoy them all day long.

The Gardenuity Desktop Garden is a wonderful reminder of growth to carry with you throughout your workday. Give the gift of growth to yourself, or a loved one this holiday season. 

What is the Desktop Garden?

Desktop Garden Collection

The splendor of green is brought to life in your own personal indoor gardening experience with the Desktop Garden Collection. Each Desktop Garden comes with fully rooted plants, the Gardenuity exclusive bamboo planter, customized soil, a mister, and customized plant nutrients.

The benefit of gifting a Desktop Garden goes well beyond the beauty of the plant – the world’s most successful companies and leaders are incorporating indoor plants into their personal office design. Take a look at this article in which Rebecca Bullene, New York City Horticulturist and co-founder of Greenery Unlimited, shares information about keeping different plants in the workspace. Of course, none of these plants are growing veggies, however, the information is always valuable!

Why Keep a Plant at Your Desk?

Desktop Herb Garden

Human beings have an innate desire to connect with nature – this sensation is called biophilia. That being said, most of the spaces we spend our time working in aren’t exactly what you’d call the great outdoors. Adding some greenery to your office space is a great way to satisfy this need, among other things! 

On top of being a sight for sore eyes, having plants in your workspace also helps improve your efficiency and productivity, improve your mood and helps you to focus more on what you’re doing.

According to this article by HuffPost, research conducted in the 80s by Rachel and Stephen Kaplan, two environmental psychology professors at the University of Michigan, developed something called the Attention Restoration Theory. This theory describes how being in nature and “focusing on the calming sway of leaves or flow of a brook, can remedy mental fatigue.” 

5 Benefits of Having Plants in Your Workspace

Succulent Desktop Garden

Take a look at this list of 5 (great) reasons why you should keep plants in your workspace.

  1. Improve indoor air quality
    • Bonus: also improves the overall environment and wellness of your office space!
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Increase productivity
  4. Make your workspace more desirable
  5. Boost creativity

If you’re interested in learning more details about the benefits of keeping plants on your desk, read through this article by CIPHR that dives into the science behind the benefits of plants in the office. 

Give the Gift of Growth

Whether you intend on gifting growth to yourself (because you deserve it!) or someone that you care about, growth truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Adding a Desktop Garden to your workspace has the ability to make your workdays increasingly better with time; add some greenery and joy to your desk this season.