Just like big, leafy plants, flowers are scientifically proven to have a number of health benefits. Not only have can they help boost cognitive function and creativity, but they just make people happy. In fact, a 2008 study from the American Society for Horticultural Science found that placing flowers in a hospital room had therapeutic benefits for patients, noting they can be a “complementary medicine” for those recovering from surgery.
But with more than 400,000 plant species around the world, picking out the perfect blooms for your home can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Christina Stembel, founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, a San Francisco-based florist delivering fresh and unique blooms nationwide, is offering up her expert advice. Here are some of the best flowers for every room in your house — and even your office!