Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer Gardening and Children's Claritin

Hey Neighbors!

We have been doing alot of work on our garden the past week.  M loves to plant and  begged to be allowed to do a vegetable garden this year.  Well, she worked hard, and we are actually beginning to have plants come up.  The only problem is she has allergies, so sometimes working outside is not all that great, but she does it anyway.  That is why I am thankful to Claritin for their Children's Claritin products.  They make it possible for her to work outside in her garden.  Below are a few pictures.

Garden growing!

Here are some of her new plants!

Trying to decide where each one should go.

Working diligently!

These are her tomato plants starting to sprout.

Watering her newly planted flowers!


By the way neighbors, here are some facts I recently received about tree pollen:
The Claritin® Allergen Guide: Tree Pollen Edition
Outdoor allergens like seasonal pollens and molds can be difficult to manage because it seems like they're everywhere and you can't escape them. Many of them occur at the time you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors, too- like right now! Here's a closer look at a common culprit, tree pollen. Knowing what to look for can help you steer clear of these notorious allergy triggers:
Tree Pollens
When it comes to trees, the real allergy troublemakers are hardwood deciduous trees — oak, elm, birch, maple, ash, alder and hazel:
  • These trees generally pollinate from February to April or May.
  • In the South, these trees begin pollinating as early as January; in the North, they begin in April.
  • People show cross-reactivity to trees in the beech, birch, alder and oak family, and in the juniper and cedar family. This means that if you're allergic to one type of tree, you're likely allergic to others in the same family.
  • If you're looking to plant trees on your property, look for species that do not aggravate allergies, such as catalpa, crepe myrtle, dogwood, fig, fir, palm, pear, plum, redbud and redwood trees. 
I hope some of this information is helpful to my neighbors who suffer from allergies or who have children that do.  Be sure to check back At the Fence for a refreshing Smoothie recipe, coming up!

As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

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