A DIY project for the summer.

Gardening is so green. Plants are good air purifiers, growing veggies means cutting down on energy waste and air pollution used to ship veggies from big farms, and also…you know…leaves.

Staying home for the summer and looking for a project? Here’s a great idea:

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What’s that, you say? Oh just a way to plant your plants SIDEWAYS.

What is so great about this idea is that it takes up less space and you can keep it in your home as well. Also, it’s a great DIY project for the summer. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Bamboo Stick
  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Gardening Net
  • Twine
  • Soil

There’s a slideshow here to walk you through it.

Try it and let us know what your results look like!

Green for clean!

As we all know, trees are an important part of cleansing our air by way of the “carbon cycle.” They take in carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen!

But I recently found out that there are a lot of other garden plants that are good at taking toxins out of our air too! Lab tests have shown the following to be particulary adept at reducing airborne contaminants:

 

English Ivy (Hedera helix)
This one is actually really common! I’ve seen it in lots of places around Atlanta neighborhoods and parks.

 

 

 

 

 

Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
Although it’s not native to America, you might see this type of tree around the city because it’s a popular plant for landscaping and decoration and often seen in malls!

 

 

Flamingo Flower (Anthurium)
This flower is particularly interesting to me because of how unique it looks! Although not necessarily common in an urban or wild setting, many people have put these in their yards or gardens.

 

 

 

Overall, I’d say good job, Mother Nature!