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Keywords: Zelkova, Xylosma, Thujopsis, Taxodium, Tamarix, Poa, Pennisetum, Casuarina, Baccharis, Festuca, Juglans, Alnus, Palms, Allergies

What could cause sinus allergy symptoms every December?

Answer:

According to Thomas Ogren's book, Allergy Free Gardening , the genera Alnus, Baccharis, Casuarina, Festuca, Pennisetum, Juglans, Poa, Tamarix, Taxodium, Thujopsis, Xylosma, Zelkova, and palm trees all produce pollen during December.

(Source: Ogren, T.L., Allergy-Free Gardening: The revolutionary guide to healthy landscaping , 2000, pp.262-265)

Also check out Allergy Free Gardening website. There are a number of articles article on low-allergy gardening listed.

Date 2016-12-07
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Plant Answer Line Question

Keywords: Plant care, Zamioculcas, Palms

What are the cultural requirements for Zamioculcas?

Answer:

Zamioculcas is in the plant family Araceae, and its common name is the Aroid palm. According to the Sunset Western Garden Book (2007), this tropical African perennial which resembles a cycad or a palm will grow slowly to 4-5 feet high by 3-4 feet wide. Grown outdoors, it prefers partial to full shade, but indoors you should provide bright filtered light. It should be placed on a tray of moistened pebbles, and misted occasionally. During active growth, keep the soil evenly moist, and give it balanced fertilizer once a month. During the fall and winter months, do not fertilize, and only water when the top inch of soil becomes dry. In summer, the plant may be moved outside to a shady spot. All parts of this plant are poisonous.

You can find discussion among growers of Zamioculcas zamiifolia (sometimes called "the ZZ plant") on the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden Forum.

Date 2017-01-13
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Garden Tip

Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Palms

While native plants are all the rage these days some gardeners desire the look of a desert oasis. The members of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society plant hardy palms, New Zealand Flax and cold-tolerant bananas. The society holds regular meetings, plus garden tours, plant sales and social events. They also publish the quarterly newsletter The Hardy Palm with articles on culture, design and member profiles. While most members live in British Columbia they are looking to gain new members in Oregon and Washington. Membership costs $40.00 per year. To join contact Frank Hunaus at 604-271-9524 or go to www.hardypalm.com.

Date: 2006-09-25
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