In case you wonder what motivated me to write my series “The Challenges of Gardening with Dogs – Are Your Plants Safe?”
If you’ve missed our series so far you can catch up here:
Part 1: Are Your Plants Safe?
Part 2: The Quiz
Tomorrow we will reveal the answers to the Quiz, along with telling you a bit about each plant we shared, and the winner of the prize!
Jodi Stone says
I love those photos. I have one of Delilah sitting in a patch of violets, that I’m thinking of framing. 🙂
I did see your answers for the gardening quiz. I wonder how many people actually have poisonous plants in their yards without even realizing it?
I’m guessing A LOT do. I had a lot in our yard at the old house before I knew better. And the truth is, I only started moving stuff out because they were killing it with their digging. I had no idea some of the toxic stuff I had in there – thank goodness that crew didn’t eat plants.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Oh yeah they all look so innocent until you see their jaws moving. I discourage all outside eating because out in the field you just never know what could be there. I am amazed when I watch people with their dogs just gorging away. At the very least, I do not want to have to clean up vomit.
That really is the safest thing to do….just don’t let them eat anything (and you’re right, it’s no fun cleaning up after an upset stomach, even if that’s the worst that happens). I don’t think I could keep Luke out of the grass though, he’s so crazy about it! But if he’s in an area where it’s not just grass I do tell him to “leave it” which he’s very good about.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Luke looks like he really wanted a photo shoot sitting in those flowers! LOL
He may have a better idea of what makes for good photos than his Momz does! 🙂
Sand spring chesapeakes says
Thanks for doing this series
Hawk aka BrownDog says
This is a wonderful series.
Y’all come on back,
Hawk aka BrownDog
M. K. Clinton says
After I began blogging, I discovered that many of my flowers and trees were poisonous. Duh! I have removed most of them. The boys don’t mess with the others. This is great information!
I remember at the old house I went to all of the trouble to fill a big heavy planter full of flowers. Then AFTER I did that, I looked them up only to find out they weren’t dog safe! My hubby was not happy when I asked him to move that heavy thing out of the dog yard! LOL
The Island Cats says
We don’t get to go outside much, but if we did, we’d probably “sniff” all the plants, too. 😉
Samantha would definitely eat them! She’s so much safer as an indoor cat!
Dolly the Doxie says
Not in our yard at all! Love Dolly
I’m glad he’s just sniffing and not nibbling! Did Luke knock that poor little piggy figurine out of the way and take his place among the flowers? LOL!
Who needs cute figurines when you have Luke? 🙂
Haha So true!!! 😀
Monty, Harlow and Ramble says
Maybe he needs his own garden?
Monty, Harlow and Ramble
That may be what he’s trying to tell me! Though I think he’d rather have a crop of green beans and carrots than flowers. 🙂
easy rider says
ha smart pup… he always takes the time to smell the flowers…. I reduced my backyard to nearly just grass, Easy waters anyway all plants to nirvana :o)
Yes, I’m not sure how long those flowers are going to hold up. They’re also slowly reducing the crop of thyme that’s there next to it (I’ve been moving some to another garden so we don’t lose it completely!).
It looks like Luke is wanting to take up gardening himself??? Maybe a flat plant, or flat flower garden is what he is after?
It certainly seems so! Though I think he’d prefer vegetable gardening. I think that’s what he’s really waiting for. He’s missing those fresh green beans. 🙂