It’s not to late for Spokane gardeners to plant those bedding plants in the garden. Walk through the garden section of Lowe’s, Home Depot, Northwest Seed and Pet or Walmart and take in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings. There are so many plants to choose from–but you must keep your feline in mind when making your selection as some of them are deadly to a curious cat.
Safe plants for your cat include: Achillea, African Violet Alyssum, Aster Basil, Bean Sprouts, Begonia, Buddleia, Calendula, Catgrass, Catmint, Catnip, Celosia, Cleome, Chamomile, Chervil, Chives, Columbine, Coneflower, Coriander, Cosmos, Cress, Dahlia, Dianthus, Dill, Dorotheanthus, Forget-me-not, Heather, Heloptrope, Hollyhock, Hyssop, Impatients,Japanese Matatabi, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Lettuce, Lovage, Marum, Miniature Rose, Mint, Monarda, Nasturtium, Oats, Orchic, Oregano, Pansy, Parsley, Pea (not sweetpea), Peppermint, Petunia, Portulaca, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Scabiosa, Shasta Daisy, Snapdragon, Spearmint, Spider plant, Spinach, Strawflower, Sunflower, Tarragon, Thyme, Torenia, Verbascum, Violet, Wheat, and Zinnia
Toxic plants for your cat include: Aloe Vera, Amaryllis, Apple (seeds), Apple Leaf Croton, Apricot (pit), Asparagus Fern,Autumn Crocus, Azalea, Baby’s Breath, Bird of Paradise, Branching Ivy, Buckeye, Buddhist Pine, Caladium, Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Ceriman, Charming Dieffenbachia, Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves), Chinese Evergreen, Christmas Rose, Cineraria Clematis, Cordatum, Corn Plant, Cornstalk Plant, Creeping Charlies, Croton, Cuban Laurel, Cutleaf Philodendro, Cycads, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Devil’s Ivy, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena Palm, Dragon Tree, Dumb Cane, Easter Lily, Elaine, Elephant Ears, Emerald Feather, English Ivy, Eycalyptus, Fiddle-leaf fig, Florida Beauty, Foxglove, Fruit Salad Plant, Geranium, German Ivy, Giant Dumb Cane, Glacier Ivy Gold Dust Dracaena, Golden Pothos, Hahn’s Self-branching ivy, Heartland Philodendron, Hurricane Plant, Indian Rubber Plant, Janet Craig Dracaena, Japanese Show Lily,Jerusalem Cherry, Kalanchoe, Lacy Tree Philodendron, Lily of the Valley, Madagascar Dragon Tree, Marble Queen, Mexican Breadfruit, Miniature Croton, Misteletoe, Morning Glory, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Narcissus, Needlepoint Ivy, Nephthytis, Nightshade, Oleander, Onions, Oriental Ivy, Peace Lily, Peach (wilting leaves and pits), Pencil Cactus, Plumosa Fern, Poinsettia (low toxicity), Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Pothos, Precatory Bean, Primrose, Red Emerald, Red Princess, Red-margined Dracaena, Rhododendron, Ribbon Plant, Saddle Leaf Philodendron, Sago Palm, Satin Pothos, Schefflera, Silver Pothos, Spotted Dumb Cane, String of Pearls, Striped Dracaena,Sweetheart Ivy, Swiss Cheese Plant, Taro Vine, Tiger Lily, Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves), Tree Philodendron, Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia, Weeping Fig, and Yew.
As you see, there are lots of safe plants to choose from for a beautiful, creative, cat-friendly garden. Why not start planting today?