While vibrant summer blooms and fragrant gardens have their charm, there’s something undeniably special about evergreen plants, shrubs and trees. They provide a canvas of beautiful greenery throughout the year, defying winter’s chill with their lush leaves and rich hues. But who says year-round beauty has to be basic? Windy Willows shares how you can unlock a plethora of health benefits by welcoming greenery into your home and discovering the prettiest evergreen plants that will add personality to your garden.


The Transformative Power of Indoor Evergreen Plants

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Imagine stepping into a sanctuary of vibrant leaves and cascading vines. Sunlight filters through dappling the air with a healthy glow. This isn’t just a beautiful scene, it's a testament to the incredible benefits of indoor evergreen plants. Let Windy Willows help you discover several health advantages that these plants bring to your home and, at the same time, debunk the myth that evergreens only thrive outdoors.

• Nature’s air purifiers – Plants are nature’s living filtration systems that drink the carbon dioxide we exhale and purify the air by removing toxins and fostering a healthier living environment.
• Natural stress busters – Studies have shown that vegetation relieves stress with its calming presence easing tension and anxiety. By surrounding yourself in lush greenery every season your worries will simply melt away
• Productivity boost – Improved concentration, enhanced creativity and an increase in overall cognitive function are possible with a vibrant plant nudging you towards your next brilliant idea.
• Better sleep – Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Certain plants, like the Snake plant, release oxygen at night contributing to a restful environment. Ditch counting sheep and let nature lull you to sleep.

Greenery certainly enhances the home with an air of magic. See the smiles adorn the faces of guests as they are greeted by a lush Bamboo Palm in your lounge. Feel the calm wash over you when you enter a room graced by the beauty of a Peace Lily. These are the quiet, everyday miracles that indoor vegetation brings to your life.


Adding Colour to Outdoor Spaces

Now that we have pointed out the benefits plants bring to indoor spaces, let’s focus on your garden. Splurging on plants with the prettiest blooms may see them wilting if not watered regularly or unable to handle winter’s cold. If you don’t prefer seasonal gardens, then why not consider evergreen options if you want an outdoor area that remains beautiful, bountiful, and green throughout the year?

Your garden can be a palette of delight when you plant bright orange flowers, edged with purple and bright blue tongues resting on clumps of grey-green leaves or blooms of pink, red and white against a backdrop of dark green foliage. Crane Flowers, Agapanthus and Azaleas are but a few of the plants that bring a veritable rainbow of colour to your garden from summer to spring.

Shrubs and hedges with an abundance of green leaves and hardy purple flowers are perfect for borders and separation boundaries. Every morning can be one of fragrant calmness if you plant Lavender outside your bedroom window or awaken your aromatic senses with Basil and Rosemary. Perhaps consider planting African Wormwood along pathways and driveways.

Choose greenery that best speaks to your style and complements your existing landscape. Don’t be afraid to experiment by mixing and matching textures and colours to create a garden that reflects your unique preferences. Let evergreen plants, shrubs and trees be a testament to beauty that endures all year round.


From Foliage to Flowers and Fruit

As a growing plant nursery, Windy Willows Wholesale Nursery can offer expert opinions and professional advice on which flora to harbour in your home and nurture in your garden. Whether your preferences lean towards exotic or indigenous options, we have over 300 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers and selected herbs to choose from to keep your home and garden blooming from January to December. We are perfectly placed in Honeydew only minutes away from Northgate Shopping Centre. So, why not pop around or, if you prefer, contact us?

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