A garden for the family (and peace of mind)!
By Arbutus West, on Friday, March 23rd, 2018
As soon as the sunshine hits Vancouver, you can feel the city come alive. The streets, patios and hiking trails fill with people soaking up the sun. and so do the home and garden stores. After all, what better way to enjoy the upcoming months of beautiful weather than in your own backyard paradise?
For those of us with pets, this time of year can be complicated – what’s beautiful and what can poison pets are often on the same list. Never fear! We’ve done some digging (pun intended) and put together a list of our favourites that are safe for you and your furry friends alike to enjoy!
- African Violets
- Blooming Sally
- Blue-Eyed Daisy
- Corn flower
- Crape Myrtle
- Creeping Zinnia
- Feather Palm
- Magnolia Bush
- Purple passion vine
- Spider Ivy
- Tiger Lily
- Berry trees and bushes! Mulberry and blueberries are great treats and grow well in our climate! Blackberry and raspberries are perfect for snacking through the summer.
- Herbs – Cilantro, sage and thyme are all pet-friendly! Bunnies and guinea pigs will go crazy for fresh cilantro in their diet.
- Vegetables – Broccoli, cauliflower, beans, peas and every kind of squash you can imagine! These provide beautiful colour as they grow, and having them fresh from your own garden makes such a difference to the quality and taste!
- Leafy greens – Kale, spinach, arugula and lettuce are so easy to grow, and provide essential nutrients for you and your pets! Pick while they’re young so they don’t grow bitter.