Plant a Bush or a Shrub
As I pondered the connections between health and the environment, an unexpected image popped into my head—a perfectly coiffed and flawlessly manicured Lady Bird Johnson, issuing her now-famous line, “Plant a bush or a shrub!”
Although in 1965 Lady Bird did not call herself an environmentalist, the Keep America Beautiful campaign, of which planting bushes and shrubs was a major challenge, was perhaps the first large-scale attempt to convince Americans that we, as individuals, could make a difference by getting rid of the unsightly and unhealthy trash in our lives and our communities.
While many of us spend far more time in buildings of one sort or another than we do outside, we can still follow Lady Bird’s advice and create more healthful atmospheres inside our homes and offices with plants..
Which plants offer the most health benefits? And what are those benefits? Find out by reading the full text of this article in the July/August 2007 issue of Horizons.
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Pat Gleich is an associate for National Health Ministries.
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