Tips On Sharing A Home With Pets And Plants
completely poisonous, such as iris and lilies, others can be safe when handled intelligently. As long as their bulbs are discarded, tulips, daffodils and buttercups are a beautiful and safe way to bring nature indoors.
In the spring, be sure not to plant azaleas, primroses or geraniums, which are entirely poisonous to dogs and cats. Consider planting impatiens, sunflowers or petunias instead, as they are all safe and will add color and beauty to your outdoor space.
Floral decorations are not solely relegated to springtime, however. The winter holidays are a popular time to celebrate with seasonal plants, so be mindful as you decorate. Cats and dogs should stay away from holly and mistletoe-both of which contain poisonous berries-and English ivy and poinsettia plants, whose leaves, flowers and stems are toxic. For more information about plants that are hazardous to your pets, visit www.petside.com/ plants. _Petside.com is an online des_tination for pet owners and pet _enthusiasts from Digitalworks @ NBCU and Procter & Gamble _Productions, Inc.