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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring allergies, top 10 to bottom 10 cities with the worst

Does your city make the list?
Mine sure does.  We live in South Carolina, however on the border of Charlotte North Carolina which comes in number 5!
The 10 worst spring allergy capitals are:
1. Knoxville, Tenn.
2. Louisville, Ky.
3. Chattanooga, Tenn.
4. Dayton, Ohio
5. Charlotte, N.C.
6. Philadelphia
7. Greensboro, N.C.
8. Jackson, Miss.
9. St. Louis
10. Wichita, Kan.
 
No kidding there. I never had a problem in my life until I moved here. Gorgeous place to be however, in the Spring, and after the pollen is gone, we enjoy this season very much.
Today I went outside to blow and hose off some of the pollen.
Thought I would share some..first here is the bottom of the allergy list.

The bottom 10 -- those considered best for people with spring allergies -- are:
100. Harrisburg, Pa.
99. San Diego
98. Daytona Beach, Fla.
97. Boise City, Idaho
96. Miami
95. Oxnard, Calif.
94. Fresno. Calif.
93. Denver
92. Los Angeles
91. Colorado Springs, Colo.

That explains while we lived in Florida for nine years I never had a problem.

I have a gorgeous lady banks bush right near my kitchen window that is out of control right now.

I believe these pine trees are the pollen culprits.
I love petunias, they are my big go to flowers, so easy to maintain.

Our Japanese maple is in full bloom now too.

hmmm...change color or not change color?

 
These are still my winter plantings, everything on the back deck is in need of sprucing up soon.

See you later for my newbie party.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

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30 Comments:

Blogger Pattie said...

Debbie didn't see mine there But I'm two hours for KY. we got them bad here. Love the yellow flowers. I working in the yard today I have been saying that for three hours now. Happy Sunday

Pattie

April 3, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I have an awful time with allergies! Your photographs are beautiful Debbie!

April 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Although Birmingham is not on the list, our allergies have been awful this weekend!

April 3, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This is so interesting!!!

I went to college in Greensboro, NC for 4 years and I don't remember getting allergies while in school, but now get them when I come back to the tri-state area (NY, NJ & CT) where I grew up and lived after college.

However, I am now thinking that is a different kind of allergy, not spring! They say there is an allergy that is heavy in that area, but not sure exactly what it is!

So, long story short...hehe...I supposed Spring is not an allergy I am allergic too...but I live in LA now and it is low on the list along with Colorado Springs, CO where I used to spend a lot of time visiting my older sister, brother-in-law and nephew, so, perhaps I just never noticed!

Anywho, very interesting and thanks for posting it, Debbie...I hope you can find a cure for yours! :)

Liesl :)

April 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm surprised NY isn't on there because my allergies are kickin in already!! Your yard looks BEAUTIFUL Deb! I can't wait for everything to start blooming here. See ya tonight, Martina

April 3, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

I'm allergic to snow, does that count? And, just to make matters worse, it is snowing here on April 3rd...which just proves to me that God does, indeed, have a sense of humor! xxoo Diana

April 3, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger linda said...

the flowers are awsome oh to see some iam glad to see for once ny didt make the cut lol:)

April 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love living in the South but my allergies are not happy! Gorgeous flowers.

April 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz said...

When I lived in Colorado and Georgia I had no problem. Then I moved to Fayetteville, NC I thought I was dying every spring. Dogwoods, bradford pears, pine, grass. UGH!
In Raleigh now and they arent as bad thank goodness for Claritin.

April 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Life with L said...

Gorgeous flowers. I also have yellow banks roses. They are growing on our wrought iron fence. Love your Japanese Maple. We have several of those. Yea...for Spring..I am very lucky. I have no allergies.

April 3, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

It's unreal isn't it? I think it gets worse every year, then again it could be because I get older every year. lol

April 3, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

louisville ky here! :(
I'm not bothered too much by the stuff, but the DOG- he's a mess! So allergic to outdoor stuff!
pretty pics!

April 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Allergies are the worst...day after day of misery. Hope you feel better soon!

Your photos are ah-mazing! Gorgeous!

April 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Laura Wilkerson said...

Girl I live right in the middle of two of those places....it is bad around here for those who are allergic. My poor friend from NC moved here a few years ago and she's sick all the time...even had that nasal surgery and it still hasn't helped!
I'm glad I'm not allergic....the seasons don't bother me at all around here!

April 3, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Marydon said...

IN neither region listed ... we get terrible pollen here, surprised not on this top 10.

Happy pink April ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

GIVEAWAY ends 4/5

April 3, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe we're not listed!! The DFW area is well known for the horrendous allergy problems. Personally, yesterday & today have been extremely bad. I've spent a lot of time in bed with a migraine, nausea, congestion, you name it. Yucky stuff!

I LOVE those roses...and any flower really. :-)

Hope you have a great day!
xo
Pat

April 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Our city doesn't make either list, but Computer Genius & Snuggle Bunny are just miserable with allergies right now. Whirling Dervish's won't kick in until late spring through summer, unless we travel to Rochester, and then he's stuffed up something awful.

I only have fall allergies, but I make CG buy my meds because I refuse to get on the government's "meth-cooker" list. He's already on the list since his allergies are ridiculous.

April 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Mine is not on there, but it should be.:D
Beautiful flowers.

April 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I'm surprised Texas isn't on the list, we get it really bad here! Kristen had to go on Singulair and Nasonex this week :(

April 3, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hi Debbie. :) Everything is already looking beautiful at your house. I absolutely love Japanese Maples and just haven't had any luck with them. It just seems to be too hot and dry here in the summer. Good thing I can admire them in other yards.

April 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Dallas has a yellow tinge to everything right now.

April 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wait, wasn't that rooster just blue ??? Nope no allergies here in Orlando. Let me know when baby boy makes it home, if I am not worrying about my own kid I am worrying about someone elses! Then squish him for me! Glad he had a great time!

Carol

April 3, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love your new blog look and the new header is fabulous!!!
As for allergies...I live in NW Tn...so I've lived through all of it...I think my Dr. should me I need to move to San Diego...my allergies were non existent there...

April 3, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Beautiful photos Debbie!

It's horrible to have allergies. For me it's the mosquito bites that make me crazy...thank goodness there are not alot here like back in Ontario.

Happy Sunday!!

April 3, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Liz- said...

Beautiful pictures! I will have to wait a while longer to see my flowers! Allergies are rough...Michigan is not immune by any means!

April 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

My son lives outside of Charlotte and said the pollen has been much worse this year. The rains do help wash some of it away.

April 3, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger K said...

I'm right smack dab between #9 and #10. Sigh. I didn't even HAVE allergies until last year!

April 4, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I live in Sinus Valley!!! Yes, allergies never hit me until I moved here, go figure.. Love your plants and a color change for Mr.Rooster, you know I look forward to it!!!

April 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Fo' reals?! I live in Denver and my allergies this year have been KILLER. I'm Kleenex's favorite frequent-flyer right about now :)

April 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

Ah yes, Spring allergies... I used to be terribly allergic to freshly cut grass and other seasonal allergies but I'm cured now! All I do is take honey (in my coffee), yup if it was "made" within 25 nautical miles of your home and you take it all year round - I guess you get immune. Whatever - it works for me!

April 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

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