There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden – significant among them is the need to clean the toxins from our homes and offices. Today’s homes and offices are built to conserve energy and the outcome has been a lack of air exchange, with the resulting increase of indoor air pollution. The World Health Organization has stated, “there’s probably more damage to human health from indoor pollution than from outdoor pollution.” Symptoms associated with indoor pollution include allergies, asthma, eye, nose, and throat irritations, fatigue, headache, nervous system disorders, respiratory and sinus congestion.
Saintpaulia is a genus of six species in the Gesneriaceae family and is related to gloxinia. Regardless to commonly used name African violet, it has nothing in common with European violet.
Saintpaulia is named after Baron Walter von Saint Paul-Illaire (1860-1910) , who was the district commissioner of Tanga province who discovered the plant in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in Africa. He discovered the plant on the Nguru mountains in todays Tanzania.
Like many other house plants Saintpaulia is firstly, and successfully grown in United States. Today it is very popular flowering plant and could be cultivated and purchased througout all year.
The best thing about having your own flower garden is having fresh bouquets on all your tables and window sills. Imagine the beautiful bouquet of colorful, lavish flowers like Gerberas, Carnations, Gerberas, Gladiolus, Lilliums, Chrysanthemum on the coffee table in your living room. There is nothing more appealing than the soft fragrance of fresh cut flowers lingering in the air. But you don’t want wilting, icky bouquets. You want your fresh flowers to last as long as possible.
Fresh flowers can brighten up someone’s day, convey a meaningful message, decorate a special occasion, divert us from sorrow. There are some tips how to decorate fresh cut flowers from your garden and place them into interior living space.