According to the most recent statistics compiled via the USDA, the United States horticulture industry generates more than $95 million per year. At a time when the environment continues to become an increasing concern all around the globe, this is very good news. This is because more verdant surroundings not only create a warm and fuzzy feeling, but greenery can reduce wasted energy.
The California Energy Commission claims that properly planted foliage can reduce up to 40% of the energy that is wasted in some residential areas. This is because trees, plants, and shrubs actually provide insulation that traps warm air in the winter, and cool air in the summer. This means that both residential and commercial heating and cooling systems do not have to work as hard, which, obviously, save energy and reduces energy costs.
While all of that is great news, the benefits planting do not end there. Recent psychological research has recently found that placing small and large planters for outside of your home can actually make people feel better. In fact, studies have shown that employers that decorate their workplaces with large decorative planters can increase the productivity of their employees. Therefore, outdoor planters and urns are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they make life a little bit more endurable for almost everyone.
If you consider yourself the type of person who loves plants, there are many different options from which you can choose. In addition to large planters for outside purposes, there are resin planters, rectangular planters, circular planters, and even Chiapets!
Seriously though, there has never been a better time to be an aficionado of plants, shrubs, and trees. They are good for the environment, the aesthetics of your home, the environment, and even your spirit during times of severe stress and trouble.