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    Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

    by Administrator 20. September 2013 18:04

    Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

    This article will explain which types of plants hummingbirds like and how to create an environment for these magnificent creatures in your garden.

    Perennials

    Bee Balm – Monarda didyama

    Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberose

    Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis

    Columbine – Aquilegia

    Coral Bells – Heuchera sanguinea

    Delphineums- Delphinium elatum

    Acanthus – Acanthus mollis

    Foxglove – Digitalis purpurea (biennial)

    Hollyhock – Althea rosea (biennial)

    Lupine – Lupinus hybrids

    Penstemon – Penstemon

    Red Hot Poker – Kniphofia uvaria

    Sage – Salvia officinalis

    Scarlet Sage – Salvia splendens

    Speedwell – Veronica hybrids

    Annuals

    Four-o’clocks –Mirabilis jalapa

    Fuschia –Fuschia tricolor

    Geranium – Pelargonium

    Impatiens

    Flowering Tobacco – Nicotiana alata

    Lantana

    Nasturtiums – Tropaeolum ajus

    Petunias

    Spider Flower- Cleome hasslerana

    Zinnias

    Bulbs

    Tuberous Begonia

    Cannas

    Gladiolus

    Iris

    Montbretia - Crocosima

    Vines

    Bougainvillea

    Trumpet Vine

    Shrubs and Trees

    Abelia – Abelia grandiflora

    Azalea

    Rhododendron

    Bottlebrush

    Butterfly Bush – Buddleja davidii

    Cotoneaster

    Flowering Quince – Chaenomeles

    Hibiscus

    Lilac - Syringa

    Hummingbirds can be a great accent to any garden!

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    Air Quality & Houseplants

    by Administrator 6. September 2013 15:41

    Achieve Cleaner Air Quality With Your Houseplants

    Unfortunately, everything that's outside in the air can get into your home and pollute it through open doors, windows and even the ventilation system. Not only that, but new linens, carpet, cleaning supplies and other chemicals used in the manufacturing of many common household products seep into your home every single day - and many times they do it without your knowing it. Even something as simple as unbagging your dry cleaning can (and probably will) expose you to harmful chemicals.  These chemicals are referred to as Volative Organic Chemicals (VOCs), and they are a part of the air pollution that exists inside the home. Thankfully, there are things you can do to combat the chemically-produced environment we all live in.

    One of those things is to invest in a number of "clean air" household plants. Research has been done by NASA to indicate that the "antidote" to many of the unhealthy VOCs are household plants because they soak them up, break them down and use them for food. So, essentially, the plants will take the harmful chemicals away and use them productively.

    Choosing Houseplants, Placing Houseplants

    To avoid VOCs, put 2-3 houseplants into 8-10 inch planters and place them every 100 square feet. If you place 4-5 houseplants and double that amount, you can breathe fresher air within just a week's time. A "breathing zone" is considered 6-8 cubic foot around where a person sits, and the plants should be placed within the breathing zone.

    Some plants that help us breathe better include:

    • Lady palm
    • English ivy
    • Boston fern
    • Corn plant
    • Weeping fig
    • Janet Craig dracaena
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    We have a multitude of "healthy breathing" plants for sale in our garden center. Speak with a specialist for the full scoop.
     

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