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Is Mistletoe Poisonous to Dogs and Cats?

December 24, 2010

If your dog or cat ate mistletoe you might want to read this. You may have heard that the common mistletoe plant is poisonous and this past week we had an incident at our home that prompted some further research on just how poisonous mistletoe is. Here is what happened. At the Saturday market I [...]

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Poison plants that can kill your dog (or cat) or can at least make them very sick.

November 19, 2010

It’s that time of year again when many gardeners are planting bulbs and tubers in anticipation of their beautiful spring blossoms. That is, at least those proactive gardeners are doing this. I tend to forget to plant my new bulbs until I see the interesting flowers in spring and then kick myself for neglecting to [...]

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How to kill Poison Oak and Poison Ivy

May 17, 2008

Poison Ivy is one of the worst enemies to gardeners and hikers. In the drier western states, its rude cousin Poison Oak is just as bad. The techniques for eradication of Poison Oak and Poison Ivy are the same are. You basically have two options, one mechanical and one chemical. The mechanical is friendlier to [...]

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