Global temperature is continuously increasing. Here, from huge industries to individuals, every contributor of carbon dioxide should take part in reducing the impacts of global warming. As an individual, you can help by doing simple activities at home such as switching off the lights and unpugging the appliances when not in use, applying 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), and growing ornamental plants like flowers for shade gardens.
Plants that are grown in a shade garden receive little amount or no direct sunlight during the day and are located on the shady sides of the buildings. Growing flowers would be the best choice for saving the environment because it is considered as one of the natural carbon dioxide absorbers. They can also beautify the surroundings and give off sweet scents.
Aside from decoration, gardens can also be an interaction ground for humans and nature. Gardens give biological and emotional benefits to people. Biologically, they give off oxygen. Emotionally, they give a relaxing feeling. Try to visualize this: butterflies in vibrant colors fluttering around your garden. Priceless! If you want to unwind yet do not want to spend much, go to your garden and enjoy the lovely scenery.
With that picture mentioned above, you wonder how flowers that attract butterflies can be possible in your own garden. Have in mind that butterflies live in the reflected world of scents and smells. These multi-colored flying insects pay attention to flowers that give off attractive fragrance-a signal that the flower contains sweet nectar that is encouraging to butterflies. As they visit every flower, they unintentionally drop some pollen grains on the ground-that is why they are called natural pollinators. They aid in the reproduction of the flowering species that they feed on.
What if you do not have enough space to have a garden? Do not be upset. You can have a mini garden by means of a container that replicates the condition of a real environment. These are called terrariums, a glass-enclosed model of the real environment. It resembles the features of the real environment, giving the plant or animal a comfortable habitat. It also creates a setting which is easy to manage and control, allowing people to copy the natural ecosystem-from the desert to the rainforest. Terrariums have different purposes. Some scientists use these to conduct experiments and studies. Ordinary people, on the other hand, keep terrariums to showcase different collections of plants and fauna.