for the home & garden
Fairly drought resistant perennials:
- Flowers: Coreopsis (yellow), Ox Eye Daisy (white), Yarrow (white, pink, yellow or salmon), and Fever Few (white).
- Groundcover: Sedum (white).
- Bushes: Bear Berry (creeping manzanita), Dogwoods, Potentilla (yellow, white or orange)
Plants that battle indoor air pollution:
Fifteen to twenty plants in the average home (2 per 100 square feet) can do the work of a high-efficiency home air filter!
Formaldehyde is found in foam insulation, plywood, particle board, clothes, carpeting, furniture, paper goods, household cleaners and water relellents.
- Plant Boston Fern. Philodentron, Gerbera Daisy, Dwarf Date Palm, Bamboo Palm, Spider Palnt, Golden Pothos, Corn Plant, Orchid, and Weeping Fig.
Benzene and Trichloroethylene are found in tobacco smoke, gasoline, synthetic fibers, plastics, inks, oils, detergents, rubber, varnishes, paints, dry cleaning, lacquers, and adhesives.
Plant Gerbera Daisy, Marginata, Peace Lily, Janet Craig, Warnecki, Chrysanthe- mum, English Ivy, Sansevieria, Corn Plant, Dracena, and Pothos.
A new plant that shuns mosquiotos and blackflies:
- Citrosa: genetically created by crossing tissue cultures of an African Geranium (lemony fragrance) with the grass of China (containing citronella oil, a natural repellent). Plant them indoors, or outdoors. Take them on a camping trip, even out on your boat! They repell up to 5 feet in any direction.
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