Garden Club – Clean Air Plants

The Garden Club concluded 2013 with its annual holiday party at NSCA ClubHouse. Looking forward to 2014, our first meeting will be a workshop. Garden Club members will have the opportunity to construct a succulent wreath.

All materials will be provided to members except succulent starts, so start looking for small starts from your garden or ask a neighbor if you can have starts from their yard. Put January 20 on your calendar The Orange District of the California Garden Clubs will hold its first meeting of the year at Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente on February 17, 2014. All Garden Club members are invited to attend. The meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Clean Air Plants:

It is a known fact that plants make you feel better. Studies conducted by NASA and ACLA both concluded that plants placed in the home improve and purify the air. Common house plants clean the air by filtering or absorbing harmful chemicals like Benzene, formaldehyde, and triclorethylene. They also convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. The following is a list provided by Roger’s Gardens of ten plants easily adapted for indoor use.

1. Hedera helix – English Ivy

2. Sanseveria – all green varieties

3. Spathiphyllum – Peace lilly

4. Chlorophytum – Green spider plant

5. Dracaena Marginata – Green w/red edge

6. Dracaena Warneckil – Green w/white

7. Epipremnum – Green or Golden Pathos

8. Aglaonema – Chinese evergreen

9. Dypsis Lutescens – Areca Palm

10. Ficus elastic – Rubber tree

Happy Gardening. It’s fun to play in the dirt.

—Jerry Koppang