Turn Blue Monday into Plant Hug Day! - Squires Garden Centres

Turn Blue Monday into Plant Hug Day!

Turn Blue Monday into Plant Hug Day!
Plant: Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

Blue Monday

The third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday. It is thought to be one of the most depressing days of the year due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of credit card bills.

This year Blue Monday falls on the 17 January. However, there is an easy way that you can cheer yourself up. Squire’s Garden Centres is suggesting that people turn Blue Monday into Plant Hug Day!

Hug A Houseplant

We all need a hug from time to time, so why not hug a houseplant? Hugging is thought to have many benefits for our health, it can reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure and trigger the release of healthy hormones. And as Friday 21 January is officially ‘National Hugging Day’ then it’s a good week to get close to nature and give your houseplants a cuddle.

A happy houseplant means a happy you. Hug an old favourite and give it the care and attention it needs, or buy a new houseplant to green up your home or to give as a gift to friends and family.

Benefits of Houseplants

Jeremy Hall, Group Plant Buyer at Squire’s Garden Centres, says:

“There are so many benefits to having houseplants in your home. As well as looking good they can be beneficial for physical and mental health, as they improve indoor air quality, and give you something to care for, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. Plus, they add character and greenery to your home at a time when outdoor plants are looking a little bare. So why not cheer yourself up with some gorgeous houseplants.”

Houseplants make your happy – save 15% at Squire’s

Save 15% off all houseplants and indoor pots at Squire’s Garden Centres from 17 January to 6 February 2022.

Shop in-store or online for local delivery (using code ‘HAPPY15’ to get your 15% discount)