Monday, June 24, 2019


By Mary Kennedy                                           

Calpurnia wants to alert everyone to some lovely plants that can be deadly to pets.  Calpurnia and her three housemates are all "indoor cats," but it's still good to be aware of the dangers, in case you have ferals roaming the neighborhood. 

Here's an abbreviated list. Do you see any of your favorites on there? I saw a few surprises, like Daisy...                                               

   English Ivy...                                                                  

And larkspur                                                   

  • And here are a few more you may not have considered. 

  • Alocasia
  • Apricot
  • Bitter Root
  • Calamondin Orange
  • Daisy
  • English Ivy
  • Fire Lily
  • Larkspur
  • Lavender
  • Ornamental Pepper
  • Yew
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Paraguayan Jasmine

I have just listed a few of them, but you can find out more online.  The official website of ASPCA has a section devoted to plants that are hazardous to pets.. Have a safe garden and a great summer!

Mary Kennedy

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