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Old 06-09-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Summer is the perfect time to be outside with your kids in the yard and garden. But have you ever taken a check of the plants in your yard to make sure they’re safe for your kids to be around? Some everyday plants sold at your local nursery and found in the woods may be dangerous if curious children touch the leaves or put them in their mouths, so it’s a good idea to know which plants are in your yard. Here are some of the most common plants that can be dangerous to pets, children or yourself. The list is by no means exhaustive, and you can find additional information in the sources listed at the end of the article.

Dangerous Plants in Your Backyard | Safety at Home

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Summer is the perfect time to be outside with your kids in the yard and garden. But have you ever taken a check of the plants in your yard to make sure they’re safe for your kids to be around? Some everyday plants sold at your local nursery and found in the woods may be dangerous if curious children touch the leaves or put them in their mouths, so it’s a good idea to know which plants are in your yard. Here are some of the most common plants that can be dangerous to pets, children or yourself. The list is by no means exhaustive, and you can find additional information in the sources listed at the end of the article.

Dangerous Plants in Your Backyard | Safety at Home
I rhink we need to be aware of what may or may not be safe around children and pets, but we also need to take some of this with a grain of salt. Like so many other studies, research will show something unsafe or posioneous one year and the next rettract the warning.

Nita
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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OMG, we're not safe anywhere!!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I have five of the first six that are after the poison ivy/oak. (Didn't look beyond that)
I have no intention of getting rid of any of them.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have five of the first six that are after the poison ivy/oak. (Didn't look beyond that)
I have no intention of getting rid of any of them.
We live in an area where poison oak/ivy is everywhere, we just do our best to stay away from it. To get rid of it is next to impossible. As for the others, like you, what I have will stay. Living all my young life in Ca I was raised with Oleanders, we touched them all the time, so far I don't know of anyone who has gotten sick from them. Of course, hopefully we all teach our kids, and grandkids not to eat anything they find in the yard without checking first.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Of course, hopefully we all teach our kids, and grandkids not to eat anything they find in the yard without checking first.
Yep... it's not like everyone goes out and starts gnawing on the rhodies!
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I didn't know you shouldn't touch oleander.
I knew that stuff was poisonous if you ate it but I didn't realize touching it posed a risk. It doesn't grow here but it's way popular down in floreeduh.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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It would be of concern mainly for very young toddlers, and you wouldn't leave them outside unsupervised anyway.
Pets are another story. Some don't bother plants, some do. One of the links at the bottom is to an ASPCA list of plants toxic to pets.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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that is funny that they said hydragena is a poisonous one and my sister ate that when she was about four and she threw up one time and the very next day she was fine and my dad always said nothing could hurt her . i guess he is right because she has been in like four car accidents and is still going strong .
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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In this thread: http://www.city-data.com/forum/garden/1580680-wwiii-starts-today-my-backyard.html Cav Scout wife was complaining about the next door neighbors raiding her garden. Perhaps she was planting the wrong crops?
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