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" Nature teaches beasts to know their friends."
 
 William Shakespeare

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  Many of us love gardening.  I myself love roses, wildflowers, dinnerplate Daliahs, Lilies, Rose of Sharon, Lilacs, Holley Hocks, Peony - both tree and herbacious varieties, fruits, herbs and vegetables, etc.  I do have a tendency to grow uncommon plants that you do not find many places.
  Flowers and any greenery add such a beautiful touch to the landscape and inside the home.  The radiant colors and intoxicating fragrances of flowers and plants  makes us forget the old saying " never judge a book by it's cover."   
  Though nature is beautiful, not all of it is safe for our pets. Many plants are indeed very dangerous and could prove fatal if we are not careful.
 
 There are some plants that are very beneficial for filtering air pollution  and cleaning the air :
Areca Palm                               English Ivy
Arrowhead Vine                       Golden Pothos
Boston Fern                               Peace Lily
Chrysanthemums                       Spider Plant
Dwarf Date Palm                       Striped Dracaenea
 
   Definitely do keep a number of air cleaning plants in your home if you have a fairly green thumb.  Some, like the Pothos and Spider Plant are easy to keep.  Just keep them out of the reach of your pets and keep the leaves clean so they can filter the air efficiently.  I find Spider Plants love bathrooms - especially after a hot shower with all the steam/moisture in the air - the leaves tend to grow very wide.  I grew one in plain sand in the bathroom and it flourished with leaves so wide no one could believe it. 
  Pothos love being atop refridgerators probably due to the heat eminating from the top which keeps the roots warm. 
 
  For all of you plant lovers out there, may  I suggest a wonderful website :
USDA Plants Database
 
and especially...........
 
US Fish & Wildlife
Endangered Wildflowers / Plants
 
 Also, for the best heirloom seeds in town that your ancestors used ,  open -pollinated ( non-hybrid ) and untreated, seeds that are NOT genetically engineered, organic fertilizers, a guide to growing Organically, medicinal herbs, books, non-toxic insect control products, etc., go to this excellent  website:
 Heirloom Seeds
 
Visit Horticulture, America's most respected
gardening magazine - online. 
You can also sign up for a free issue of the magazine to be mailed to you !   Great site..........
Horticulture
  Below is a list of plants found to be dangerous to our feline family members.  Please take the time to read it and if you have any of these plants in your home - keep them far out of reach of your pets.

A
 
Acacia
 
Acalypha plant
 
Adelfa
 
Algerian ivy
 
Allamanda
 
Aconite
 
Adam-and-Eve
 
Almond
 
Aloe
 
Amaryllis
 
American allspice
 
American ivy
 
Anemone
 
Anthurium
 
Anturio
 
Apple
 
Apricot
 
April fool
 
Arum lily Asthma flower
 
Autumn crocus
 
Azalea
 
B
 
Baneberry
 
Barbados lily
 
Barbados nut
 
Barbados pride
 
Bead vine
 
Bean tree
 
Bear's foot
 
Beauty of the night
 
Beaver poison
 
Beefsteak plant
 
Belladonna
 
Belladonna lily
 
Berlander lobelia
 
Bird-of-paradise bush
 
Bird-of-paradise flower
 
Bitter almond
 
Black calla
 
Black-eyed Susan
 
Black locust
 
Black nightshade
 
Black walnut
 
Bleeding heart
 
Blue cardinal flower
 
Blue cohosh
 
Blue ginseng
 
Blue star
 
Blueberry root
 
Bluebormets
 
Bog laurel
 
Bog onion
 
Boneset
 
Bongay
 
Brown dragon
 
Bubby-blossoms
 
Bubbybush
 
Buckeye
 
Buckthorn
 
Buffalo burr
 
Bull flower
 
Bull nettle
 
Burn bean
 
Burroweed
 
Buttercup
 
Bushman's poison
 
C
 
Cactus
 
Caladium
 
Caley pea
 
Calfkill
 
Calico bush
 
California false -hellebor
 
California fern
 
California rose bay
 
Calla lily
 
Calycanth
 
Canary ivy
 
Candelabra cactus
 
Candlent
 
Candleberry
 
Cape belladonna
 
Caper spurge
 
Cardinal flower
 
Carolina allspice
 
Carolina horse nettle
 
Carolina (yellow) jasmine
 
Carolina (yellow) jessamine
 
Cashes
 
Castor oil plant, castorbean
 
Cat's-eyes
 
Ceriman
 
Chenille plant
 
Cherry (Carolina cherry, sour cherry, sweet cherry, laurel cherry)
 
Children's bane
 
China tree, Chinaball tree
 
Chinaberry
 
Chinawood oil tree
 
Chinese inkberry
 
Christ-thorn
 
Chokecherry (black western chokecherry southwestern chokecherry, western chokecherry)
 
Climbing lily
 
Cloverbloom
 
Clustered fishtail palm
 
Coffeeberry
 
Common tansy
 
Conquerors
 
Copperleaf
 
Cordatum
 
Coral bead plant
 
Coral bean
 
Coral plant
 
Corn lily
 
Country walnut
 
Cowslip
 
Crab's-eye vine
 
Crazyweed
 
Crocus
 
Croton
 
Crown flower
 
Crown of thorns
 
Cuckoopint
 
Cuckoo plant
 
Cutleaf philodendron
 
Cypress spurge
 
D
 
Datura
 
Day lily
 
Day-blooming jasmine
 
Day-blooming jessamine
 
Deadly nightshade
 
Death camas
 
Death-of-man
 
Delphinium
 
Devil's-apple
 
Devil's ivy
 
Devil's trumpet
 
Digitalis
 
Dogbane
 
Dog parsley
 
Dog poison
 
Doll's-eyes
 
Dragon arum
 
Dragon tail
 
Dragon's-head
 
Dutchman's -breeches
 
Dwarf bay
 
Dwarf laurel
 
Dwarf poinciana
 
E
 
Easter lily-Very Toxic To Cats
Elder, elderberry
 
Elephant's ear
 
Emory milk vetch
 
English ivy
 
Eucalyptus
 
European bittersweet
 
European hemlock
 
Everlasting pea
 
Eyebright (only when Indian tobacco)
 
F
 
Fairy bells, fairy cap, fairy glove, fairy thimbles
 
Fall crocus
 
False hellebore
 
False indigo
 
False parsley
 
False sago palm
 
February daphne
 
Female water dragon
 
Fire dragon
 
Firethorn
 
Fish poison
 
Fishtail palm
 
Flamingo flower
 
Flamingo lily
 
Flat pea
 
Flat-topped spurge
 
Flax olive
 
Fleur-de-lis
 
Flowering spurge
 
Flying saucers
 
Folk's-glove
 
Fool's cicely
 
Fool's parsley
 
Foothill death camas
 
Four-o'clock
 
Foxglove
 
Foxtail
 
Friar's cap
 
Friar's cowl
 
Frijolillo
 
Fruit salad plant
 
G
 
Gag weed
 
Garden hyacinth
 
Garden monkshood
 
Gloriosa lily
 
Glory lily
 
Giant milkweed
 
Golden pothos
 
Graceful nightshade
 
Grassy death camas
 
Great blue lobelia
 
Great laurel
 
Great lobelia
 
Green dragon
 
Golden chain
 
Goldenrod
 
Goosefoot
 
Gosling
 
H
 
Hairy nightshade
 
Hairy spurge
 
Hartshorn
 
Heavenly blue
 
Helmet flower
 
Hemp dogbane
 
Herb bonnet
 
Herb Christopher
 
High belia
 
Hog physic Holly
 
Horse blob
 
Horse chestnut
 
Horse fleaweed
 
Horsehead
 
Horse nettle
 
Horsefly
 
Horsefly weed
 
Hurricane plant
 
Hyacinth
 
Hydrangea
 
I
 
Indian apple
 
Indian hemp
 
Indian licorice vine
 
Indian pink Indian-tree spurge
 
Indian tobacco
 
Indian walnut
 
Inkweed
 
Iris
 
Irish potato
 
Italian arum
 
Ivy
 
Ivy bush
 
J
 
Jack-in-the-pulpit
 
Jacob's coat
 
Jaggary palm
 
Jamaican walnut
 
Jamestown weed
 
Japan oil tree
 
Japanese andromeda
 
Japanese aucuba
 
Japanese laurel
 
Japanese privet
 
Japanese show lily - Very Toxic To Cats
 
Jatropha
 
Jerusalem cherry
 
Jimmyweed
 
Jimsonweed
 
Jonquil
 
K
 
Kansas thistle
 
Kill-cow
 
Kingcup
 
 
L
 
Laburnum
 
Lady laurel
 
Lady's -thimbles
 
Lambert's crazyweed
 
Lambkill
 
Lamb Is -quarters
 
Lantana
 
Larkspur
 
Leafy spurge
 
Lesser hemlock
 
Licorice vine
 
Lily - Very Toxic To Cats
 
Lily of the field
 
Lily of the valley
 
Lion's beard
 
Lion's-mouth
 
Lobelia
 
Love apple
 
Love bean
 
Lucky bean
 
Lupine
 (many types including Big Bend lupine, Douglas spurred lupine, low lupine, silvery or silky lupine, loose flower lupine, Washington lupine)

 
 
M
 
Mad apple
 
Madeira ivy
 
Marble queen
 
Marvel of Peru
 
Match-me-if-you-can
 
May blob
 
Meadow bright
 
Meadow death carnas
 
Meadow saffron
 
Memory root
 
Mescal
 
Mescal buttons
 
Mescal heart
 
Mexican breadfruit
 
Mexican elderberry
 
Mezereon
 
Mezereum
 
Milkbush
 
Milk spurge
 
Milkvetch
 
Mimosa
 
Mistletoe
 
Monkey-fiddle
 
Monkshood
 
Monstera
 
Moonflower
 
Morning glory
 
Mother-in-law
 
Mountain laurel
 
Mountain fetterbush
 
Mu oil tree
 
Mu tree
 
Mulberry
 
Mushrooms
 
Musquash poison
 
Musquash root
 
Mysteria

N

Naked Lady lily

Natal cherry

Nebraska fern

Necklacepod sophora

Necklaceweed

Nettle Night-blooming jasmine

Night-blooming jessamine

Nightcaps

Nightshade

Nimble weed

Nut Falls death camas 

O

 Oleander

Otaheite walnut

P

Pacific yew

Pale laurel

Palma christi

Panela

Papoose root

Pasqueflower

Passionflower

Passion fruit

Peach

Pearly gates

Penciltree

Petty spurge

Pepper turnip

Peyote

Philodendron

Philippine medusa

Physic nut

Pie plant

Pigeonberry

Pigtail plant

Pineapple shrub

Pink-lady

Plum (common plum, wild plum)

Poinsettia

Poison bush

Poison hemlock

Poison ivy

Poison oak

Poison parsley

Poison tree

Poison vetch

Poisonweed

Pokeberry

Pokeweed

Poke salad

Popdock

Pothos

Prairie berry

Prairie crocus

Prairie dogbane

Prairie hen's flower

Prairie indigo

Prairie smoke

Prayer bead

Prayer bean

Prickly poppy

Priests pentle

Privet

Puke weed

Purple nightshade

Pyracantha

R

Rabbit flower

Rattlebush

Rattleweed

Rayless goldenrod

Red baneberry

Red bead vine

Red bean

Red emerald

Red-hot cattail

Red lobelia

Red mulberry

Red princess

Red squill

Red-stemmed peavine

Resurrection lily

Rhododendron

Rhubarb

Richweed

Rosary pea

Rose bay

Rose laurel

Rosenlorbeer

Rubrum lily - Very Toxic To Cats

S

Sacred datura

 

Sago palm

Sandbriar

Sand brier

Scarlet lobelia

Seminole bread

Sheepkill

Shoofly

Silver bush

Silver wattle

Silverleaf nightshade

Singletary pea

Scoke

Skoke

Skunk cabbage

Sleeping nightshade

Small hemlock

Snakeberry

Snakeroot

Snakeweed

Snow-on-the-mountain

Soldier's buttons

Soldier's-cap

Solomon's lily

Spicebush

Spotted cowbane

Spotted hemlock

Spotted parsley

Spotted spurge

Spreading dogbane

Spurge olive

Squaw root

Squill

Squirrel corn

Staggerweed

Star-of -Bethlehem (lily)

Starchwort

Stinging nettle

Stinkweed

Strawberry bush

Summer skies

Sun spurge

Sweet Betty

Sweet pea Sweet shrub

Swiss cheese plant

T

Tailflower

Tansy

Tapiro

Taro

Taro vine

Texas buckeye

Texas croton

Texas loco

Texas mountain laurel (not to be confused with Kalmia)

Texas thistle

Thimbles

Thoroughwort

Tiger lily - Very Toxic To Cats

Timber milk vetch

Thornapple

Three-leaved Indian turnip

Throatwort Tobacco (inc. burley tobacco, coyote tobacco, desert tobacco, tree tobacco, wild tobacco)

Toddy fishtail palm

ToIguacha

Tomato Toothed spurge

Treadsalve

Trompillo

Trumpet flower

Tuber anemone

Tufted fishtail palm

Tung nut

Tung oil tree

Turk's cap

U

Umbrella tree

V

Variegated philodendron

Virginia creeper

W

Wake-robin

Walnut

Water arum

Water dragon

Water hemlock

Water lobelia

Waxleaf privet

Weather plant or vine

Wedding bells

Western azalea

Western baneberry

Western bleedingheart

Western hellebore

Western monkshood

White laurel

White loco(weed)

White mulberry

White potato

White sanicle

Wicky

Wild bleedingheart

Wild calla

Wild corn

Wild crocus

Wild indigo

Wild licorice or vine

Wild monkshood

Wild tobacco (only as Indian tobacco)

Wild winter pea

Windflower

Wine palm

Winter fern

Wintersweet

Wisteria (Japanese wisteria, Chinese wisteria)

Witch's thimbles

Wode whistle

Wolfsbane

Wonder bulb

Woodbine

Woolly locoweed

Y

Yellow allamanda

Yellow ginseng

Yellow jasmine

Yellow jessamine

Yellow monkshood

Yew

(American yew, English yew, ground hemlock Japanese yew, Pacific yew, western yew)

Z

Zantedeschia

 

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