Who wouldn’t look forward to spring. You say to yourself, well, everyone. But there is a group of people who are not looking forward to spring, rather they are dreading it. This group includes people who are allergic to tree and flower pollen. As soon as the birch, nettle, gilia, and others start to bloom, people who suffer from pollen allergies start to experience allergy symptoms. Red eyes, a constantly stuffy nose, or a never-ending cold.
Colour – it’s the right solution
And yet it is possible to alleviate hay fever symptoms without sitting at home all spring enjoying the sun through the window. As well as plants that pollinate themselves by flying their pollen from one to the next, there are some that need insects to pollinate them. And these plants, in turn, save their pollen for these pollinators. So they don’t release any. They’re mainly flowers that bloom in colour. Blue, yellow, white – these are the colours that attract insects like a magnet. By planting flowering plants like this in your garden, you reduce the amount of pollen that flies in the air, and therefore the possibility of people with pollen allergies suffering hay fever symptoms.
Which types of plants should you get?
The following plants are suitable for people with hay fever and will not cause any allergic reactions:
- Various types of lilies
In addition to the fact that the colors of their flowers attract insects that pollinate them, they are also a delight to the eye, and some are medicinal, combining the pleasant with the useful. In addition to growing these plants, we have other ways to reduce the amount of pollen flying in the air in our gardens.
What else can help us?
The answer is very simple. It’s water. A garden pond, a water tank where we plant water plants, can help us significantly with reducing the amount of pollen in the air. Another solution is to reduce the growth of weeds in the garden. Just use ground cover plants – nettle, ivy, or other evergreen plants.
What not to do?
Always avoid planting and growing trees that produce a lot of pollen. The list can include oak, alder, birch, buckthorn, ash, chestnut, hazel, yew, elder, hornbeam. Plant hawthorn or laurel instead. They are, like most flowers, medicinal, and so, as well as reducing the amount of pollen in the air, they benefit us. So, many happy and sunny days without red eyes and full noses.