Monday, February 27, 2012

Sneeze Free Gardening...Ah, Relief!

It's almost Spring and for some of us we don't think about beautiful flowers or nice weather...We think about dealing with sneezing and watering eyes! However, there are ways to be able to enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by the side effects of pollen. Here are a few suggestions:

Identify the plants that cause your allergies and the time of year when they are worst. Tree pollens usually occur in February and March where grass pollens are worse from late May to mid-August.

Plant brightly colored or fragrant flowers. Their pollen is large and because insects pollinate them, the pollen is seldom airborne. A good sign as to whether a plant is a good choice is if you see a lot of bees and butterflies around it.

Here are a few examples of plants that are less allergy provoking than others:

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