• Daily Stress ReLeaf

    #28 Three Wonderful but Small Deciduous Trees to Remember Lost Loved Ones

    Kousa Dogwood, Three Wonderful but Small Deciduous Trees to Remember Lost Loved Ones, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/12/deciduous-trees-to-remember/(opens in a new tab), #deciduoustrees #remember #memorial #covid #trees #plants #dailystressreleaf #mentalhealth

    I realized in my post about small trees to remember a lost loved one by, I only included conifers. So today, let me correct that oversight and highlight three wonderful but small deciduous trees. Coral Bark Maple This little maple tree (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-Kaku’) sports coral colored stems in winter, lovely green-yellow leaves in summer, and nice yellow color in fall. It’s an elegant vase-shaped tree that grows to about 15 feet tall and maybe 6 feet wide. I have one at the back of my yard and it absolutely…

  • Daily Stress ReLeaf,  Plants & Happiness

    #27 Does Being in Greenery Alleviate Covid Depression?

    Woman and plants, Does Being in Greenery Alleviate Covid Depression? Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/12/greenery-and-depression #covid #depression #greenery #trees #plants #destressing #anxiety #mentalhealth

    European researchers recently conducted a survey of 323 Bulgarian students to learn whether seeing greenery in or near their home helped them avoid sadness and depression during Covid. Though it was a study where subjects self-reported symptoms, they found some interesting answers about greenery and depression. One Dose of a Leafy View They discovered that when subjects could see an abundance of greenery, either from their home or in their neighborhood, they reported lower depression and anxiety rates. Also, to a lesser extent, subjects who tended houseplants indoors or cared…

  • Daily Stress ReLeaf,  Plants & Happiness

    #26 Three Wonderful But Small Trees to Remember Lost Loved Ones

    Wichita Blue Juniper, Three Wonderful But Small Trees to Remember Lost Loved Ones, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/11/trees-to-remember/(opens in a new tab), #trees #dailystressreleaf, #plants #covid #memorial #remember #lovedones #smalltrees

    For me, March 11th, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of our Covid-19 lockdown. At this time last year, my kids were packing for a marching band trip to Ireland that sadly never happened. Schools closed and our lives changed drastically. Though we lost loved ones, they weren’t from Covid but we know several people who’ve lost loved ones from Covid. My friend’s father died. A friend’s bus driver died. A colleague’s mother died. Regardless of how our loved ones died, they died. Most of us are mourning someone. But if…