The Cat Gardener - Safe Plants for Your Kitty to Enjoy


Warm weather is here and it is time for me to get my herb and vegetable garden started.  I always like to plant a section for my Kitties to enjoy.

The must have is catnip.  I always plant a few, but it is a hardy plant and does spread. You can fill in your garden with a great number of choices.  Wheat or barley grass is an important one to include, it is great or your cat to nibble on to help in digestion. Then add some amazing color, with flowering herbs.  Bee balm, lavender and thyme are safe choices.
Then use some snapdragons and cockscomb to shape an eye appealing garden for you. 

 
Snapdragon
Bee Balm
Lavender

A helpful tip: Place a litter box behind the plants out of sight.  This will prevent your cat from peeping on the plants, which will kill the plant.

If your kitty lives inside full time, consider planting a container garden for them to enjoy.  You should avoid lilies, azaleas, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, paprika, ivy, chrysanthemums, fig, mistletoe, daffodils, and marigolds.  All can be toxic for your cat. Make sure that you do a little research to be on the safe side.

A helpful tip: Don't use chemical pesticides on the plants for your cat.


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