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Old 29-06-2004, 01:03 PM
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Default Can cats coexist with pennyroyal plantings?

Because my wife is acutely sensitive to mosquito bites, I've
agreed to commit significant space in our yard to plants said to
be disagreeable to mosquitoes. I've focused on pennyroyal
(mentha pulegium). However, we have a cat, so I want to run this
idea by the cat folks as well as the gardeners. Any comments?


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Old 29-06-2004, 03:03 PM
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On 29 Jun 2004 05:00:27 -0700, (Charles Packer)
wrote:

Because my wife is acutely sensitive to mosquito bites, I've
agreed to commit significant space in our yard to plants said to
be disagreeable to mosquitoes. I've focused on pennyroyal
(mentha pulegium). However, we have a cat, so I want to run this
idea by the cat folks as well as the gardeners. Any comments?


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Here is a list from CFA


Plants Poisonous to Cats
Alfalfa
Almond (Pits of)
Aloe Vera
Alocasia
Amaryllis
Apple (seeds)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (Pits of)
Arrowgrass
Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus
Avacado (fuit and pit)
Azalea
Baby's Breath
Baneberry
Bayonet
Beargrass
Beech
Belladonna
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Black-eyed Susan
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Box
Boxwood
Branching Ivy
Buckeyes
Buddist Pine
Burning Bush
Buttercup

Cactus, Candelabra
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Ceriman
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
Cherry, most wild varieties
Cherry, ground
Cherry, Laurel
Chinaberry
Chinese Evergreen
Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum
Cineria
Clematis
Cordatum
Coriaria
Cornflower
Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant
Croton
Corydalis
Crocus, Autumn
Crown of Thorns
Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron
Cycads
Cyclamen

Daffodil
Daphne
Datura
Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas
Devil's Ivy
Delphinium
Decentrea
Dieffenbachia
Dracaena Palm
Dragon Tree
Dumb Cane

Easter Lily *
Eggplant
Elaine
Elderberry
Elephant Ear
Emerald Feather
English Ivy
Eucalyptus
Euonymus
Evergreen

Ferns
Fiddle-leaf fig
Florida Beauty
Flax
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant

Geranium
German Ivy
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier IvyGolden Chain
Gold Dieffenbachia
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Glow
Golden Pothos
Gopher Purge

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Heartland Philodendron
Hellebore
Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Water
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horsebeans
Horsebrush
Horse Chestnuts
Hurricane Plant
Hyacinth
Hydrangea

Indian Rubber Plant
Indian Tobacco
Iris
Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily *
Java Beans
Jessamine
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimson Weed
Jonquil
Jungle Trumpets

Kalanchoe

Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Lily
Lily Spider
Lily of the Valley
Locoweed
Lupine

Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Marigold
Marijuana
Mescal Bean
Mexican Breadfruit
Miniature Croton
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning Glory
Mother-in Law's Tongue
Morning Glory
Mountain Laurel
Mushrooms
Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy
Nephytis
Nightshade

Oleander
Onion
Oriental Lily *

Peace Lily
Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Pencil Cactus
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pimpernel
Plumosa Fern
Poinciana
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Hemlock
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Pokeweed
Poppy
Potato
Pothos
Precatory Bean
Primrose
Privet, Common

Red Emerald
Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena
Rhododendron
Rhubarb
Ribbon Plant
Rosemary Pea
Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Schefflera
Scotch Broom
Silver Pothos
Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrops
Snow on the Mountain
Spotted Dumb Cane
Staggerweed
Star of Bethlehem
String of Pearls
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Sweetpea
Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard
Taro Vine
Tiger Lily *
Tobacco
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Tulip
Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock
Weeping Fig
Wild Call
Wisteria

Yews --
e.g. Japanese Yew
English Yew
Western Yew
American Yew


List compiled by Jeffrey D. Rakes
Reprinted from PET Magazine's Cat Care Guide, Summer 1987

Updated with the assistance of Dr. Jill Richardson,
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, December 1997

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Yes, cats can coexist with pennyroyal plantings.

Just be sure to give them their own places to sit in the garden.



"Charles Packer" wrote in message
om...

Because my wife is acutely sensitive to mosquito bites, I've
agreed to commit significant space in our yard to plants said to
be disagreeable to mosquitoes. I've focused on pennyroyal
(mentha pulegium). However, we have a cat, so I want to run this
idea by the cat folks as well as the gardeners. Any comments?


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Old 29-06-2004, 05:02 PM
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Pennyroyal oil is often sold as a natural flea repellent for cats. It can be
slightly irritating in that form, but certainly not in leaf form. Go for it.

"Charles Packer" wrote in message
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Because my wife is acutely sensitive to mosquito bites, I've
agreed to commit significant space in our yard to plants said to
be disagreeable to mosquitoes. I've focused on pennyroyal
(mentha pulegium). However, we have a cat, so I want to run this
idea by the cat folks as well as the gardeners. Any comments?


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"Doug Kanter" wrote in message
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Pennyroyal oil is often sold as a natural flea repellent for cats. It can
be
slightly irritating in that form, but certainly not in leaf form. Go for
it.


Are there any plants that will keep cats away from the garden, I haven't had
any luck getting cats to eat the foreamentioned plants! ;0

John


"Charles Packer" wrote in message
om...
Because my wife is acutely sensitive to mosquito bites, I've
agreed to commit significant space in our yard to plants said to
be disagreeable to mosquitoes. I've focused on pennyroyal
(mentha pulegium). However, we have a cat, so I want to run this
idea by the cat folks as well as the gardeners. Any comments?


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"Doug Kanter" wrote in message ...
Pennyroyal oil is often sold as a natural flea repellent for cats. It can be
slightly irritating in that form, but certainly not in leaf form. Go for it.


Yes, I saw that information surfing the Web. Fleas are a big problem
right now. Maybe pennyroyal will turn out to be better for the cat
than for my wife...

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"John Watson" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s02...

"Doug Kanter" wrote in message
...
Pennyroyal oil is often sold as a natural flea repellent for cats. It

can
be
slightly irritating in that form, but certainly not in leaf form. Go for
it.


Are there any plants that will keep cats away from the garden, I haven't

had
any luck getting cats to eat the foreamentioned plants! ;0

John


I never had a cat problem, but a neighbor used to place a trail of citrus
peels around the garden. She said it worked. Makes sense. Anytime I'd be
eating orange or grapefruit, my cat wouldn't come near me.


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Old 30-06-2004, 04:06 PM
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"Doug Kanter" wrote:

I never had a cat problem, but a neighbor used to place a trail of

citrus peels around the garden. She said it
worked. Makes sense. Anytime I'd be eating orange or grapefruit, my cat

wouldn't come near me.


I recently stopped wearing a citrus-based perfume ("Pure" by Alfred Sung)
and my cat stopped having asthma attacks. I know the two things are related,
because little else has changed. Now whether it is the citrus base or
perfume of any kind, I cannot say. I surely didn't wear much, and didn't
wear it every day.


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"Mary" wrote in message
. com...

"Doug Kanter" wrote:

I never had a cat problem, but a neighbor used to place a trail of

citrus peels around the garden. She said it
worked. Makes sense. Anytime I'd be eating orange or grapefruit, my

cat
wouldn't come near me.


I recently stopped wearing a citrus-based perfume ("Pure" by Alfred Sung)
and my cat stopped having asthma attacks. I know the two things are

related,
because little else has changed. Now whether it is the citrus base or
perfume of any kind, I cannot say. I surely didn't wear much, and didn't
wear it every day.



Sounds like great perfume! But, you're probably right about the cat. Mine
used to make that snuffling sound cats make when they're about to sneeze.




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