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Smart Plant and Tree Choices for an Allergy-Friendly Garden

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.

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"Two-House" Plants

Horticulturist Maureen Gilmer explains "Some plants are diecious, which means 'two houses,' because they produce male flowers on one plant and the female parts on another. Diecious species include olive, cottonwood, willow and sumac [pictured]." In these types of plants, males produce pollen and females produce seeds so growing only the latter is best for allergy sufferers.

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