Eliminating Flower Odors That Can Make You Sick

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Some flower odors can make you sick if inhaled in abundance. Eliminate flower odors with tips from a gardener and nursery owner in this free video on flowers. View Video Transcript

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Jessica Smith

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Hi, my name's Jessica Smith. I'm with Bland's Nursery, in West Jordan, Utah, and we're, today we're talking about flower smells that can make you sick. From time to time, some flowers, the the aromas that they give off can actually make some people sick. Unfortunately, the only way to eliminate this problem is to actually get rid of the plant, or clip off the flowers if you want to keep the plant around with the foliage. Alls you need to do with clipping off the flowers is just clip right in front of some leafs here. You don't want to leave a large stem. Each time that it produces the buds, and before it actually flowers out you'd want to remove the buds at this point. Pruning too high and leaving a long stem, it won't produce leafs for up here. You want to go right down above the next leaf stem to promote new growth off of here. The best way to get rid of the odor is to either remove the flowers, or altogether find a new plant and remove the one that is bothering you.