Allergy “free” garden

Fri. Jul. 21, 2017

Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show:  Allergy “free” garden

AHCHOO! Runny nose, runny eyes don’t make for a fun day in the garden. If you’re a sufferer, there are some plants that are less problematic!

  • Lilacs
  • Dogwoods
  • Daisy
  • Hardy geranium
  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Irises
  • Cherry, Pear and Plum trees
Hardy hibiscus – Luna White

Plants to nix for the nose due to their “Achoo” factor:

  • grasses
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Birch
  • Juniper
  • Cedar
  • Cottonwood

Some tips to silence the sniffles are to wash your hands often and rinse your eyes when you go back in the house. Shower before you go to bed so you don’t bring the pollen in with you!

There’s a book called Allergy Free Gardening written by Tom Ogren that comes highly recommended. The link will take you to his website that offers even more information.