Allergy-free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping

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Ten Speed Press, 2000 - Gardening - 267 pages
With allergy problems reaching alarming, epidemic levels, horticulturist Tom Ogren sets out to investigate the role that urban landscaping plays in this urgent health crisis. What he discovered was startling: The vastly disproportionate cultivation of all-male plant varieties produces large amounts of intensely irritating airborne pollen. This extensively researched, comprehensive, plant-by-plant reference alerts gardeners and helps them make landscaping choices that can drastically reduce their exposure to harmful allergens. Complete with alphabetical entries of basic planting information, growing zones, and allergy ratings.

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I would definately recommend this book to anyone who has suffered allergy issues as soon as they go outside. It is packed with easy to understand info and the pictures of the plants are a great help. Read full review

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This book presents a new idea and does so very well indeed. Ogren, a former landscape gardening instructor, proposes that in our private and public landscaping we need to reduce the use of plants that ... Read full review


Allergy on the Increase
Cultural Methods of Limiting Garden Allergy
Plant Listings

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THOMAS L. OGREN is a former landscape gardening instructor, nursery owner, gardening radio show host, and author, with an M.S. in agricultural science. He currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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