With summer in full swing, many of us are growing (or attempting to grow) some type of garden. I’m not exactly a great gardener, but I did buy a few seeds to try to grow. So far, my cucumbers and cilantro are sprouting. I’ll also be heading to the nursery this weekend to buy some “ready-made” plants. You know, the kind that someone else has already managed to grow and keep alive, so all I have to do it continue watering it? What do they call those? I’m sure they have a name!
Plants that are poisonous to pets
Since I have an outdoor cat (all my others are indoor, but Willow fought me tooth and nail, literally, so she’s indoor/outdoor), two dogs and a neighborhood of ferals, I am really careful to only grow plants that are safe for pets. I also have a raccoon that visits every night now to thieve cat food. I’ve named him Reginald. Not Reggie. He prefers to be called by his full, very dignified British name. You have to say it like this “Resh-in-auld.” It’s important. Anyway, I don’t want to accidentally poison the poor bandit!
ProFlowers put together a pretty fabulous infographic detailing 199 different poisonous plants, including the parts of the plants to look out for and the type of pet that it’s harmful to. Check it out!
I actually knew about quite a few of those. I think everyone knows that poinsettias are poisonous to all pets. Deadly nightshade is a given, too. Stinging nettles, I’ve touched those before. NOT fun. There are quite a few plants on the list that I’ve either never heard of or never would have thought were poisonous to pets, like tulips and daffodils. I am relieved to see that Dahlias aren’t on the list, though. I bought a packet of those to try to grow. It says “easy to grow,” so to me that means I just toss them in the dirt and wait, right? Right???
I hope you found this as helpful as I did! Thanks a huge bunch (pun intended) to ProFlowers for putting it together!