There are several reasons to be conscious of high pollen flowers that produce allergies and cause people to suffer when the whether outside turns from cooler to warmer. Warmer temperatures bring with it more moulds and allergens from the pollen in the air which is produced by flowering trees, shrubs and plants. An owner of a house that wishes to update their landscaping around their home should consider purchasing and planting no or low pollen flowering trees and vegetation if they suffer from seasonal allergies.
Not many people realize but the gender of blooming foliage is very important to keeping the pollen counts down around their homes which will help allergy sufferers tremendously. It seems that the gender to plants makes a difference in their pollen contribution to the air we breathe. Male plants generate more pollen then the female plants during the flowering process.
Seedless and fruitless plants, shrubs and trees by the hundreds are male and although female trees, plants and shrubs are considered disordered, they will create much fewer pollen spores than their male counterparts. The best place to receive help with the male/female plant questions is at a nursery or garden shop. Several plants could be marked as simple plants and a homeowner would not know if they were fruitless or seedless unless they ask. One example of a tree that could be a male or female is the Ginkgo tree located in Canada and some parts of the U. S. A homeowner wants to be sure to pick out the female version of this tree.
Trumpet or tube-shaped flowers will help to keep pollen lower and allergies away. One of these types of flowers that come in a variety of colors is the morning glory. They come in white, pale yellow and lavender.
When planning a landscape or planting a flower bed, go for the low-pollen variety of flowers such as poppies, tulips, peonies, sunflowers, zinnias, nasturtiums, clematis crocus, daffodils, begonias or impatiens. Pollen-free varieties are also available but rarer like the chrysanthemums.
For cleaner, less feminine yard with more trees and shrubs, then the low-pollen and pollen-free versions are cherry, peach, crabapple, magnolia, pear, ash, redbud, plumb, juniper, magnolia, some maple and the female version of the yew. Also for limiting the pollen around a house, consider planting various versions of holly with red berries.
Flowers that draw butterflies to them instead of bees are better blooming plants because bees carry more pollen than butterflies and other insects.
Pruning a tree or hedge back every year will help to keep it from blooming year after year. One example of this is a boxwood which has an extremely allergenic flower, however, it will not bloom once it has been pruned each year before it gets a chance to make its flowers.
Black spots, mould, plant fungus and even rust which form on the trees, shrubs and flowering plants each duplicate themselves through spores and this is a major cause of allergies in people. Asking a plant farmer or gardening store to help an individual to choose the most anti-disease plants will mean that the air around the plant will be cleaner and the air a person breathes will also be cleaner.
This is simply a couple of the several reasons to be conscious of high pollen flowers and what to do to help in the fight against allergens when it comes to having outdoor fun in the warmer weather months.