Allergic gardeners may suffer from the same sneezes as their non-gardening counterparts, but they would not think of staying indoors when there are weeds to be pulled and beds to be tended.
To help gardeners who love their plants but hate their allergies, there is a new booklet, "The Gardener's Guide to Allergies," produced in cooperation with the National Gardening Association, the nation's largest nonprofit gardening association, by the makers of the nonprescription antihistamine, Chlor-Trimeton (send a self addressed stamped envelope to Chlor-Trimeton Gardener's Guide, P.O. Box 5462, Dept. B, Young America, MN 55558-5462). Offer limited to one brochure per address or family. Offer good only in the United States and expires Sept. 30, 1997."Fortunately there are solutions for allergy-prone gardeners," said Bruce But-terfield, research director of the National Gardening Association. "They can plant less allergenic flowers, shrubs and trees, garden at times of the day when pollen counts are lowest and keep beds and borders free of highly allergenic weeds."
The booklet is loaded with interesting facts on the popularity and benefits of growing ornamentals, plus informative lists and charts. It answers the questions often asked about the nature of seasonal allergies and tells gardeners which plants to purchase and which to avoid.
The list of tips for gardening with allergies is a must for all avid gardeners who are also allergy sufferers. Chlor-Trimeton is the nonprescription antihistamine most often recommended by allergists.