GREEN HOUSE

Say­ing good­bye to sum­mer doesn’t have to mean say­ing good­bye to flow­ers, fresh air and even grow-it-your­self greens

ZOOMER Magazine - - CON­TENTS - By Tara Losin­ski

Home Go green

DUST BUSTER

From al­ler­gens and odours to germs, the new Philips Air Pu­ri­fier 2000 au­to­mat­i­cally ad­justs to keep in­door air even fresher than a daisy. From $500, Cana­dian Tire, ama­zon.ca

AU NAT­U­RAL

In its new Su­per Leaves line, the eco-friendly folks at At­ti­tude used ex­tracts from lemon, olive, orange and white tea leaves to boost mois­ture and cleanse, nat­u­rally. From $6, Lon­don Drugs, www.at­ti­tude­liv­ing.com

CLEAR THE AIR

The Peace Lily (left) truly is a triple threat. Its el­e­gant blooms flower year-round. It’s low main­te­nance, re­quir­ing lit­tle light and wa­ter. And, ac­cord­ing to a NASA study, it’s one of the best house­plants at fil­ter­ing toxic chem­i­cals from in­door air. Just be mind­ful of munch­ers – pets and lit­tle ones alike – as in­ges­tion can cause tox­i­c­ity.

EAU DE VIE

Plants pre­fer lukewarm wa­ter but never from a soft­ener; sodium, added to com­bat “hard” min­er­als, can dam­age plant cells. Vin­tage wa­ter­ing can, $50, kikker­land.com

WALL­FLOWER

Evoke the liv­ing wall trend in­doors with flora-in­spired wall­pa­per. Cork by Fausel, Biskamp (top), $60/yard; Jun­gle Fresh by Co­or­donné $125/roll, NewWall House (Toronto), www.newwall.com

PRO­DUCE SEC­TION

Grow your own greens or herbs or flow­ers, no mat­ter the sea­son. This table­top unit fea­tures full-spec­trum lights so you don’t even need a win­dowsill. Grow-Light In­door Gar­den, $179, lee­val­ley­tools.com

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