Posts tagged ‘garden’

August 13, 2012

Air Purifying House Plants

No sourcing so I can’t attest to the accuracy of this, but good to know and something to consider! Especially if you live in the city.



1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.


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September 15, 2011

Alice Supply Co.

Wanna add a little spunk to you household chores?


Hose: Trina Turk


Brush: Union Jack

Dustpan: Union Jack














Garden Tools: Nautical


More at Alice Supply Co.

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July 19, 2011

Mutant Cucumber

My dad grows cucumbers in his garden.  I have no idea what happened to this funky cucumber dude, but I wish I had seen it when it was growing.  Must’ve been a cute crooked fella.


July 16, 2011

Garden Discoveries

I finally purchased a basil and thyme plant this morning. Perfect timing because it turned out this weekend OSH is paying our sales tax. And at only $2.50/each, even if I can’t keep them alive past this summer, they will be well worth the cost.  Herbs at the market are expensive, yo!  I’m going to have my daddy help me pot them.



While in my parents garden, I also made the following discoveries. The jujube trees are starting to fruit. Little tomatoes are clustering.  And check out the cucumber.


And a good luck sign.  This is an orchid plant my sister got my mom for Mother’s day four years ago. For the past two years it hasn’t bloomed, but my dad continued to care for it. A little while ago, he thought he noticed signs of new shoots. Happy surprise.  Check it out now! My mom is ecstatic.


Happy weekend everyone!!


June 2, 2011

Office Plant Adventure: WK5

Office Plant Adventure: WK5 Observations

It’s Week 5 of my little plant’s life and the little guys are doing well.  Below are some observations I made while scrutinizing it for any signs of early death I may have caused over the long weekend.  I think the move did him some good.  For one thing, a properly potted and soiled plant certainly doesn’t dry out as much as when it was in that teeny starting pot/soil, so having watered him and keeping him out of direct sunlight kept him in good shape!