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The allergy-fighting garden : stop asthma and allergies with smart landscaping
Ogren, Thomas Leo.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
viii, 247 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, this totally unique book shows you how to avoid plants that trigger allergies and to create a garden that will actually protect you by trapping pollen and cleaning the air around you. This revolutionary approach combines the best of horticulturist Thomas Ogren's previous books - Allergy-Free Gardening and Safe Sex in the Garden - into a full-color guide, including hundreds of new and updated plant listings and photographs. Ogren's innovative system for combating allergens is based on the crucial matter of plant sex. By replacing troublesome male plants in your yard with pollen-blocking female "pollen screens, " allergy sufferers can reduce or eliminate their symptoms. More than 3,000 plant listings are included, accompanied by an easy-to-use allergy ranking scale of 1 to 10. With many new pollen-free plants to choose from, as well as clearly marked "worst offenders" to avoid, this is the ultimate resource for home gardeners and professionals alike who want to build healthy, safe, and beautiful gardens that everyone can enjoy--COVER.
General Note:
Portions of this book were previously published in a different form in Allergy-free gardening in 2000 and in Safe sex in the garden in 2003.
Botanical sexism and our current allergy crisis -- How to fight allergies close to home -- Understanding plant sex and its importance in allergies -- Allergy-blocking hedges -- Avoiding allergies with native plants -- Houseplants and allergies -- Eliminating allergy-causing mold spores -- Fighting allergies in your neighborhood and city -- Understanding OPALS -- Using the A to Z plant listings -- A to Z plant listings with opals allergy rankings.
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