Being allergy-sensitive doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful garden. Here are numerous candidates that people who are vulnerable to pollen can enjoy.
More in Outdoors
Bulbs are great for an allergy-friendly garden because they tend to have showy flowers. Master gardener Pam Geisel explains that "since non-showy flowers aren't attractive to bee pollinators, they've evolved to the barbed form in order to be wind pollinated and carried off into the air. Bulbs also bloom at a time when there's not a lot of background pollen in the air so your exposure level is a lot lower. Look for daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, calla lilies, dahlias, tuberous begonias, Asiatic lilies, hyacinths, and crocuses, among others." As a general rule, the bigger the bulb, the bigger the flower. Getting kids with allergies involved in choosing and planting bulbs is a great way for them to learn about fall gardening without triggering uncomfortable reactions in the spring.
We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.
Front-Porch Bench (01:47)
Laying a Stone-Paver Patio (00:01:00)
Creating a Paneled Headboard (01:02)
How to Cut Pergola Rafters (00:46)
Creek With Two Floating Decks (00:01:02)
Mobile Room Divider (20:00)
Shed Turned Playhouse (00:03:49)
Gardening for Everyone (20:02)
Tongue-and-Groove Wainscoting (01:14)
Easily Install Laminate Floors (00:42)
How To Build A Custom TV Lift 8 Photos
How to Install Doorway Molding 8 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.