Flowers, the researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey tell us, help people feel less depressed, anxious or agitated.
Wow - how does that work? is it their smell? their color? My own thinking tells me it is something else: flowers affect us positively because they are nature's siren song.
(Stone Diarist, By Deborah Solomon, NYT, May 16, 2004)
Happy Valentine's Day! And may the flowers be with you.