After a long winter, it’s time to take stock of our work surfaces. This includes, but is not limited to, conference tables, reception areas, personal desks, cubicles and common tables. If these surfaces are looking cluttered, dismal or just totally bereft, it’s time for a little “Desktop Awareness.” We here at Robertson’s Flowers feel it’s incumbent upon us to bring attention to the plight of sad desks everywhere ahead of Administrative Professionals Day, which falls on April 25. It’s time to refresh those work stations with plants and flowers.
If you’ve got an expansive desk, or even one with an unfilled corner you just don’t know what to do with, plant some tulips there STAT. They can rise up sleekly alongside your monitor, vying for your attention. Better still if your desk is open to the room, as everyone will be able to see and enjoy these proud beauties. Adding tulips to your desk is a good way to bring some instant-spring to it.
On the other hand, if space is at a premium, a small succulent garden is the perfect choice. Just a touch of green presented in an arresting way—which succulents do so well, with their unusual, geometric appeal—can give your space a boost. There’s also a Zen quality to these quirky plants, which don’t require a lot of light or water. On long days at the office, you can feel relief (and distraction) just by looking at them.
Please your office and especially your admins with your newfound desktop awareness. The whole workplace will benefit from the appearance of new flowers and plants, and the air will be cleaner, too.