在家里養盆栽好不好?
文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2020-10-24 01:35 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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There's no place like home. It's the place where we're surrounded by our possessions and creature comforts. We purchase things to give our homes a personal touch and create a certain ambience. And one thing we're buying more of is houseplants. But are these 'living' additions to our homes good for us and the environment?
 
Houseplants, also known as pot plants, have Instagram-friendly appeal; add a natural touch and they have the ability to brighten up a room on a budget. The Royal Horticultural Society found that nearly 72% of adults in the UK had a houseplant in their home, with this figure rising to 80% of 16-24 year olds. A fifth of owners also said they use plants in the home to boost their health and well-being1. And average sales last year were up on the previous year.
 
It seems millennials are driving the growth in the sales of houseplants. According to research by The Economist3, more young people are living in flats without a garden. 24 year-old Daisy Hale told the BBC "being able to care for something but not having too much commitment - I guess that's a classic millennial2 line - is ideal for my lifestyle."
 
From hanging baskets, to cacti4 and succulent ferns, the choice of vegetation is endless. They are easy to care for, and there have been unproven claims that they improve the air quality in our home.  But whatever their benefits, there are now concerns that they might not be so good for the environment.  Some are bought online and shipped from overseas. Fay Kenworthy, co-founder of PlantSwap, a community initiative that encourages people to trade plants locally, told the BBC "this could rack up 'plant miles'".
 
But botanist5 and BBC presenter6 James Wong argues that home delivery has less of an environmental impact than multiple trips to the garden centre in a car. Although he's not too concerned about the environmental impact, others are worried about the plastic pots they are in and the type of peat that some of them are grown in. However, a sustainable approach to buying them may be the best way forward if we want to introduce some natural greenery into our homes.


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1 well-being Fe3zbn     
n.安康,安樂,幸福
參考例句:
  • He always has the well-being of the masses at heart.他總是把群眾的疾苦掛在心上。
  • My concern for their well-being was misunderstood as interference.我關心他們的幸福,卻被誤解為多管閑事。
2 millennial ef953914f342cb14bd9e488fe460c41e     
一千年的,千福年的
參考例句:
  • Both Russia and America looked to the future to fulfill their millennial expectations. 俄國和美國都把實現他們黃金時代的希望寄托于未來。
  • The millennial generation is celebrating the global commons every day, apparently unmindful of Hardin's warning. 千禧一代顯然對哈丁的警告不以為然,每天都在頌揚全球“公地”。
3 economist AuhzVs     
n.經濟學家,經濟專家,節儉的人
參考例句:
  • He cast a professional economist's eyes on the problem.他以經濟學行家的眼光審視這個問題。
  • He's an economist who thinks he knows all the answers.他是個經濟學家,自以為什么都懂。
4 cacti gSuyU     
n.(復)仙人掌
參考例句:
  • There we could see nothing but cacti.那里除了仙人掌我們什么也看不到。
  • Cacti can survive the lack of rainfall in the desert.仙人掌在降水稀少的沙漠中也能生存下去。
5 botanist kRTyL     
n.植物學家
參考例句:
  • The botanist introduced a new species of plant to the region.那位植物學家向該地區引入了一種新植物。
  • I had never talked with a botanist before,and I found him fascinating.我從沒有接觸過植物學那一類的學者,我覺得他說話極有吸引力。
6 presenter llRzYi     
n.(電視、廣播的)主持人,贈與者
參考例句:
  • Most people think being a television presenter is exciting.很多人認為當電視節目主持人是一件刺激的事情。
  • The programme dispensed with its most popular presenter.這個節目最受歡迎的主持人被換掉了。
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