Think Before You Plant
Gardening with Pets in Boise Idaho
Last week I was over at my friends house who has the sweetest dog named Charlie. She has a cat also but the kitty was not up for visiting. Charlie on the other hand had his head in my lap the entire visit. such a sweetheart! Don’t you just love how dogs act like they never get any attention when a new animal lover is around? Godiva and Penny (our girls) do the same thing no matter who comes over.
If I am not with animals I am working in the dirt. I love gardening! I am going to help my friend with her garden this month. One of her friends had created a beautiful plan for the landscaping in her front and backyard. She has had this design for a few years and had yet to start.
I came over with my handy gardening books! They are all must haves I’d say:
New Western Garden Book (I got mine at Costco but you can order it online also)
Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook (This is a local Author and I’ve taken classes from her before) You can buy this book online OR Rediscovered Books has it downtown. I got mine at Rediscovered and was able to get a signed copy! How cool : ) She also had a great blog you might be interested in reading for more gardening tips.
Month by Month Gardening in Idaho by John Cretti (I purchased this book at Costco and it is wonderful because it breaks down what you should do for your trees, shrubs,grasses, plants, annuals, veggie garden, water plants)
Once we started looking up the plants on my friends garden plant we quickly discovered plants that would be poisonous to her pets. We have to think about Charlie and kitty! We have made some revisions to the plan.
(If you absolutely love some of these plants put them in an area where your animals don’t have access. I have our Lilies and Daffodils in the front yard)
Poisonous Plants List
Lilies (especially for Cats)
Bleeding Hearts (Cats)
Do you love to garden?
We would love to hear about your garden adventure with your Fur Babies!