Hello! Welcome back to your favorite, flowery, blog…the Blog at Main Floral! Now that all the crazy Valentine’s Day stuff is behind us–we’re, happily, skipping on to Spring. The Tulips are looking gorgeous right now, the Gladiola’s are bright and beautiful, and the bulb gardens we have in the coolers are helping ease a little of the cabin fever we have going on. Speaking of cabin fever, one of our favorite ways to ditch the blues this time of year, is to bring a new houseplant/flower arrangement into our home. There’s something so nice, and fresh, about a warm pop of green, or some bright colors, in the middle of February. We’re sure you’ve heard about the heath benefits of houseplants (click here, if you haven’t); but, if you’re a pet owner (especially of cats), you’re probably more concerned about the toxicity of a potential new houseplant/fresh flowers, to your four-legged friend(s), than the potential health benefits for you. Today, we’re sharing a few pet friendly plants, and commonly-used-by-florists, flowers that are safe for cats, and dogs, according to the ASPCA.
In no particular order, here’s our list:
Beautiful for you to look at–and, even if they do get munched on by your pet, any petals you can save can be pressed for another project, on another day. (That mentality is why we have lots of pressed flower petals, and not many projects done. We’re saving them for another day. 😉 )
These houseplants are one of our favorites. They’re inexpensive, they’re small, and they don’t need much care. They like soft light and to be watered from the bottom. When they bloom, it’s really exciting. (At least to us…)
These are another favorite of our since they can be kept as either a houseplant, or be used in arrangements. Plus, they remind us of our second grade best friend–filled with adorable freckles. 🙂
This is another flower that is super versatile. It comes in a ton of different colors, and can be kept as a houseplant, an outdoor plant, or cut for a vase.
These are an awesome, long-lasting, flower that we love in arrangements. If you’re ever trying to send someone a pet-friendly flower arrangement, these are often used as a substitute for any of the more toxic flowers out there. They come in any color, and they look beautiful in any arrangement out there.
Sure, you find these most of the time around the holidays, but they make beautiful plants, that look great, all year round. Plus, they re-root very easily if your pet does have a run-in with one. 🙂 (Just put it in a vase with a little water–roots will start in no time.)
These tropical looking plants are pretty easy to care for. They make for a cool looking plant for at the home, or at the office. They like bright areas, so by the window is best!
Now, on the flip side, there are definitely plants that are not pet safe. While we’ll let you go and research more if you’re curious (or, maybe that’ll be our next blog post), we will just give you a heads up that two of the most popular flowers this time of year, are quite toxic to pets. Tulips, and Easter Lilies can both make pets quite ill if ingested…so, be careful with them!