Catalogue: Garden Seed Inventory: Inventory of Seed Catalogs Listing All Non-Hybrid Vegetable Seeds, Available in the United States and Canada. Author: Kent Whealy (Author and Editor)


Orchid exposition/exposition d’orchidées

Orchid expo 23rd & 24th March, 2013:

 Orchid societies/ sociétés orchidophiles

La Société des orchidophiles de Montréal

The Eastern Canada Orchid Society (ECOS)

Orchid business in Laval/ vendeur à Laval


Artificial lighting/l’éclairage artificiel

Here are a couple of brands/models:

PHILIPS 75W BR30 Plant Flood Light

PHILIPS 60W A19 Plant Light

Ottlite Natural Light Supplement 20w Plant Bulb (Canadian Tire)

Article from Alberta Agriculture and rural development on artificial lighting for house plants$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/webdoc1380

The Orchid House has a page on artificial lighting:

As does the Ville de Montréal/ jardin botanique


List of research publications addressing multiple quality-of-work-life, physical and psychological health benefits of indoor plants. 

*Special thanks to Christie Lovat (Plant Science MSc. student) for compiling and reviewing this literature.*

Bringslimark T, Hartig T, Patil GG. 2007. Psychological benefits of indoor plants in workplaces: putting experimental results into context. HortScience 42: 581-587.

Brown SK, Sim MR, Abramson MJ, Gray CN. 1994. Concentrations of volatile organic compounds in indoor air – a review. Indoor Air 4: 123-134.

Burchett M. 2009. Towards improving indoor air quality with pot-plants – a multifactor investigation. Horticulture Australia Ltd, Sydney.

Chang C-Y, Chen P-K. 2005. Human response to window views and indoor plants in the workplace. Hortscience 40: 1354-1359.

Fjeld T, Veiersted B, Sandvik L, Riise G, Levy F. 1998. The effect of indoor foliage plants on health and discomfort symptoms among office workers. Indoor and Built Environment 7: 204-210.

Han K-T. 2008. Influence of limitedly visible leafy indoor plants on the psychology, behaviour, and health of students at a Junior High School in Taiwan. Environment and Behaviour 41: 658-692.

Kaplan R, Kaplan S. 1989. The Experience of nature: A Psychological Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge New York.

Larsen L, Adams J, Deal B. 1998. Plants in the workplace: the effects of plant density on productivity, attitudes, and perceptions. Environment and Behaviour 30: 261-281.

Liu Y-J, Mu Y-J, Zhu Y-G, Ding H, Arens N C. 2007. Which ornamental plant species effectively remove benzene from indoor air? Atmospheric Environment 41: 650-654.

Lphr VI, Pearson-Mims Ch. 2000. Physical discomfort may be reduced in the presence of interior plants. HortTechnology 10: 53-58.

Lohr VI, Person-Mims CH, Goodwin GK. 1996. Interior plants may improve worker productivity and reduce stress in a windowless environment. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 14: 97-100.

Maller C, Townsend M, Pryor A, Brown P, St Leger L. 2005. Healthy nature healthy people: ‘contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention for population. Health Promotion International 21: 45-54.

Orwell RL, Wood RA, Burchett MD, Tarran J, Torpy F. 2006. The potted-plant microcosm substantially reduces indoor air VOC pollution: II. Laboratory study. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 177: 59-80.

Raanaas RK, Evensen KH, Rich D, Sjøstrøm G, Patil G. 2011. Benefits of indoor plants on attention capacity in an office setting. Journal of Environmental Psychology 31: 99-105.

Rosenstein LD. 1985. Effect of color of the environment on task performance and mood of males and females with high or low scores on the scholastic aptitude test. Perceptual and Motor Skills 60: 550.

Shibata S, Suzuki N. 2002. Effects of the foliage plants on task performance and mood. Journal of Environmental Psychology 22: 265-272.

Soldat AS, Sinclair RC, Mark MM. 1997. Color as an environmental processing cue: external affective cues can directly affect processing strategy without affecting mood. Social Cognition 15: 55-71.

Solomon SJ, Schade GW, Kuttippurath J, Ladstätter-Weissenmayer A,Burrows JP. 2008. VOC concentrations in an indoor workplace environment of a University building. Indoor and Built Environment 2008 17: 260.

Tarran J, Orwell R, Burchett MD, Wood R, Torpy F. 2002. Quantification of the capacity of indoor plants to remove volatile organic compounds under flow-through conditions. Final Report to Horticulture Australia, Sydney, Australia.

Tennessen CM, Cimprich B. 1995. Views to nature: effects on attention. Journal of Environmental Psychology 15: 77-85.

Ulrich RS. 1984. View through window may influence recovery from surgery. Science 224: 420-421.

Ulrich RS, Dimberg U, Driver BL. 1991a. Phychophysiological indicators of leisure benefits. In: Driver BL, Brown LR, Peterson GL. (eds) Benefits of Leisure. Venture Publishing, State College Pennsylvania.

Ulrich RS, Simons RF, Losito BD, Fiorito E, Miles MA, Zelson M. 1991b. Stress recovery during exposure to natural and urban environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology 11: 231-248.

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