If you are a cat owner and an enthusiastic gardener then you need to know what house plants are poisonous house plants to cats. Then it’s time to get some nice houseplants and herbs to decorate your window sill. It is a good time for tuberous begonias, dahlias, cannas, callas, gladioli, and caladiums.
House plants poisonous to cats
To a cat-safe dwelling it belongs to consider exactly which greenery one puts up. Because many house plants are poisonous to cats. Before you buy a plant because of its appearance, it is better to find out from the gardener or at the garden centre what is poisonous and what is not. And if the plant can harm the cat, don’t touch it!
Popular decorative and indoor plants are for example ivy or birch figs. Here diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps can follow, which can be fatal in the worst case. Also the beautiful yellow daffodils, which so many use to decorate the spring table, are poisonous. They also trigger cramps, and can also cause stomach and intestinal inflammation.
Caution also with cut flowers
Not only potted and green plants can be dangerous for cats, but also many common flowers such as lilies, magnolias, calla, chrysanthemums and hydrangeas are anything but digestible for cats.
It is also important to make sure that cats do not drink the water from the plants’ coasters, especially if fertilization has been applied beforehand. This is also highly poisonous for the house cat! Since some cats prefer stale water, an inattentive moment is sometimes enough and the cat is done for.
Don’t wait for the tops to be destroyed by frost. You can plant garlic in October so that the roots grow by winter.
You may pull out the dried plants, and .
Callas, cannas, and gladioli are easy to store, but dahlias need to be stored in favorable conditions or else they may be shriveled. If you have a vegetable garden then you may pull out the dried plants, and they may be used as compost pile. Also, remember to protect the trunks of young trees this season from damages by rabbit, rodent, and deer.
Outdoors, pull out the annuals. Cut back most perennials, except for those with basal rosettes of foliage, like coral bells (Heuchera), or semi-woody stems, like lavender, sage, or Russian sage. Remove all the green foliage of bearded iris to remove iris borer eggs. Leave the stems on hardy mums and Japanese painted fern for winter protection. Later,
cut back Christmas fern and Lenten rose foliage for use in holiday decorating. The foliage will usually be disfigured by spring, anyway.
Read more gardening tips, written by Pat Curran on: http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/