Bees, butterflies and other insects pollinate allergy friendly plants, not the wind. If you are allergic to garden plants but want to garden, don’t let the thought of pollen keep you from enjoying all the benefits that gardening has to offer. Lorquin Admiral 4. Female plants don’t shed pollen and trap pollen from male plants. Start taking allergy medicine a couple of weeks before pollen season starts. Mar 26, 2015 - Explore Rachel Garafola's board "Garden -Allergy friendly" on Pinterest. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you have asthma or allergies, you don’t have to decorate your yard with stones and concrete. However, with a little planning and research, it is possible for people allergic to garden plants to create and enjoy anti-allergy gardens all season long. Chrysanthemums are hardy plants that come in a huge range of colors and sizes. I found this so sad. Lathyrus odoratus – Sweet pea. Note: if you proceed, you will no longer be following. The garden was celebrating the whimsical world of the famous cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett and was made up of plants with low allergy credentials. The Bamboo Palm. Plants rely on pollen propagation to reproduce, so it is not easy to create an allergen-free backyard where no pollen is present. Impatiens – Impatiens. You can choose from several flowers, shrubs, trees and more. Shrubs – Shrubs to include in your allergy friendly garden may consist of the following: Hydrangea; Azalea; Rhododendron; Viburnum; Boxwood; Hibiscus; Flowers – Many herbaceous plants are deemed to be okay for use as allergy friendly plants and include: Daffodil; Tulip; Daisy; Geranium; Impatiens; Iris; Daylily; Pansy; Petunia; Rose; Sunflower; Zinnia; Allergy-Friendly Garden Tips These plants tend to have large, bright-colored and pretty flowers and are a lovely addition to any garden. Wear a NIOSH-approved face mask, hat, glasses, gloves and a long-sleeve shirt to reduce your contact with pollen. Molds produced from composts and decomposing mulch can also affect those suffering from allergies. During a long dry spell, these trees may actually release more pollen. This plant-allergy scale is now used by many organizations for pollen reduction. While it is true that many flowers, especially those in the Aster (Asteraceae) family and those that are pollinated by the wind, can bring on an onslaught of symptoms, there are still many, many flowers that should not cause you any sniffles.. If you are wondering what is considered to be an allergy-friendly houseplant, check out this helpful list of allergy-friendly plants: • Marginata • Bamboo Palm • Dracaena • … Trees – Trees with showy flowers are preferred in anti-allergy gardens. Garden on windless or cloudy days when pollen in the air is usually lower. Therefore, you should consider buying finished compost rather than making your own and replace organic mulches (like bark, shredded leaves, etc.) Just like a cactus, tulips have a very low pollen count. If it's a class problem then it's an environmental problem. Many plants mate by releasing up to billions of pollen grains into the wind during spring, summer and fall. HappyGrün plant systems are soilfree, clean, hygienic and allergy friendly. Stay healthy and safe and let us hope for a wonderful 2021! Ask family or friends (especially during peak pollen season) who don’t have allergies to mow lawns and weed flower beds. The pollen of weeds can irritate the nose and lungs, while the oils from the plants can cause irritated skin. You’ll want to avoid planting these types of plants in your garden. Plant the right trees and shrubs Allergy-friendly flowering plants such as begonia, geranium, clematis, iris, pansy, zinnia, and verbena are all good choices. A typical example of this is poison ivy. You can expect more plant pollen and seasonal allergies if you put any of these plants in your yard. Wind-pollinated plants should be avoided and generally have small, inconspicuous flowers, hanging blooms or catkins. What are specific allergy friendly outdoor plants? Ferns tend to thrive in damp soil so should also be avoided. Smart Gardening: Tips for an Allergy-Friendly Garden. You must be signed in to continue. Wearing lightweight clothing that covers your arms and legs, as well as a hat and sunglasses, provides protection from flying pollen. Red-bande… Pollen from certain trees are more powerful than others. Hydrangea and Ferns. 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