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UK government official advises citizens to use flowers to ease economic woes

by webdev

June 24, 2010

John Hayes, the United Kingdom's Skills Minister, advised British citizens to take up flower arranging in order to cope with stress caused by the economic recession, according to The Independent.

Judith Blacklock, author of the best-selling book Encyclopedia of Flower Design, holds such classes at her flower school. "People come here to relax. It's like gardening. It can make you happy," she told the source. She went on to say that she has had an increase in customers over the past five years, a trend which continued throughout the recession.

Flower arranging can be both relaxing and rewarding. One student in Blacklock's class said she finds the arranging sessions to be calming, and she is proud when she shows others her work. Another budding arranger claimed her doctor recommended she give the classes a try, the news provider reports.

According to a study done by scientists at Rutger's University, regularly receiving bouquets of flowers can help combat depression and improve memory in seniors. If you know someone who could use some cheering up, consider sending them a floral arrangement to lift their spirits.

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