Find the Right Plant
It's mid-April, and the wisteria are in full bloom across parks in Japan, climbing on trees and over trellises to form ornate flowering tunnels. Hardy and fast-growing, wisteria is said to be one of Japan's most ancient flowering vines, and has been described countless times in ancient poems and literature.
Incredibly hardy, rapidly growing, and highly nutritious, these crops are recommended for any garden in event of a zombie apocalypse. Considered a lost crop of the Americas, these hardy grains were here long before the arrival of of the Spanish Conquistadors, where they were harvested by ancient Incans and Aztecs.
Ever walk into a home filled with plants, inhale deeply, and feel that bounce in the air? Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but house plants can dramatically improve the air quality inside a home or an office. What kind of plants are the best at cleaning the air? It depends on what you mean by best, but according to an old NASA study and papers by Dr. Wolverton, peace lilies and pot mums are two of our universal chemical removers. (Photo by Dora Meulman)