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Keep your dogs sin the garden by choosing plants that are non-toxic for pets. Nice to see and not threatening to dogs, some of the plants sure to have on your radar this summer include sunflowers, camellias, and snapdragons.

“When purchasing plants, be sure to consider whether the new garden addition will be suitable for pets,” Tails.com said. “Some plants contain toxins that can cause several problems for dogs, like diarrhea or vomiting. Fortunately, there are still plenty of beautiful greens to choose from. We’ve created a guide to garden plants that won’t hurt to your dog. From flower arrangements to evergreen shrubs, these are the most suitable plants for puppies. “

Take a look at what plants to grow and when to plant them …

1. Snapdragons (Antirrhinums)

dragon snap flower head also known as antirrhinum

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Sow: March
May June

Bright, noisy antirrhinums (snapdragons) are a cheerful addition to any garden. Besides being easy to grow, they have a long flowering period, from June to October. “If you have big snapdragons in your garden, they can be brought into your house, just cut them up and put them in a vase with water – they last well over a week in the water” , adds Tails.com. Best of all, they’re a safe option for dog owners.

2. Daisies of Saint-Michel

beautiful late summer blooming aster flowers also known as symphyotrichum or michaelmass daisy with a red admiral butterfly collecting pollen

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Sow: March April
March May

“There is a St. Michael’s Daisy, also known as an aster, to suit every garden – it comes in shades of white, blue, purple and pink,” Tails.com adds. “They are also extremely popular with bees and butterflies.”

Besides being safe for dogs, these traditional cottage garden plants lead into the fall months with a finishing touch of color. When you add them to your outdoor space, grow them in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade and cut them back after flowering.

3. Camellias


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Sow: October November
April May

These brilliant conifers are highly prized for the beauty of their exquisite flowers. With thousands of varieties to choose from, you can expect a beautiful display in your garden.

Do you plan to plant them? Tails.com adds, “Soil conditions are the most important factor when planting camellias, they should grow in acidic soil. If you don’t have this type of soil in your garden, you can opt for them. grow in pots. Camellias do best in a partially shaded area in your garden, sheltered from the wind. “

4. Sunflowers

blooming sunflowers

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Sow: March May
April June

There is nothing more wonderful than bright, blooming sunflowers. Depending on the type of sunflower you choose, they can take 11 to 18 years to flower. To get the most out of the bloom, sow a few seeds every two weeks to ensure a constant supply of sunny flowers.

To keep your puppy doing well in the garden, the Tails.com team advises: “Adding clearly defined routes through the garden will keep your four-legged friend away from your cute new plants!” If your pooch thinks he’s a professional digger, create designated digging or play areas to keep your dog stimulated. Try adding different textures which can be stimulating underfoot, and plants such as salix and ornamental grasses dance and sway, providing entertainment. “

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