A Dozen Tips for Producing
Low Allergy Gardens
by Thomas Leo Ogren
What we plant often has a direct effect on our own health
and the health of those near us. A pollen-producing male
tree in our own yard will easily expose us to ten times
more pollen than would a similar tree growing just down
the block. This can be compared to second-hand smoke.
It is possible to inhale some smoke from a person smoking
a block or two away from you, but it is hardly the same
as someone smoking right next to you. It is the same with
plants. If your own yard is full of allergenic plants,
then you will be exposed most.