Summer is almost over! It will be time to shut off the air conditioning soon and open up the windows. If the thought of the loss of fresh air and sunshine depresses you, why not make a change to your environment. Did you know, houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes, positive psychological effects, or health reasons such as indoor air purification. Plants used in this fashion are most commonly, though not always, tropical. There is such a wide variety of plants available that you can find the perfect one for your home and your lack of a green thumb. Try some easy to care for plants like the peace lily (Spathephyllum) or Mother-in-Laws tongue (Sansiveria). When you have mastered these move on to the more exotic plants, air plants or terrariums. Remember the easiest way to go green is to bring the outside in. Plants are the perfect air freshener!