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Proven Winners
October 15, 2010

Proven Winners



Can I bring my favorite plants indoors?

In some families the four-legged household members rule. Our dogs and cats enjoy the outdoors as much, if not more, than humans. If you share your yard with your pet, we recommend that you use containers to keep fragile flowers out of harm’s way, and plant rugged perennials such as Ajuga, Heuchera and Ivy in areas where your pets frequent in the yard.

At this time of year we are often asked if it is safe for pets if you were to bring plants indoors. Some can be dangerous to our pets—producing a variety of toxic substances that can cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to death. To watch an informational video, or to view a list of some common plants that might cause a toxic reaction with your pet CLICK HERE.


Can I dry some of my favorite plants?

The blooms from some plants will dry better than others. If you would like to try to dry some of your favorite strawflower or hydrangea blooms simply cut the flowers, bundle them and hang them upside down in a dry place until the flowers and stems are dry.



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