FLOWER AND PLANT INFO

Have you ever wondered what a Gerbera looks like? Or how to care for the beautiful African violet you received? This section will help you answer these questions and more with its photographs, descriptions, special care tips and other interesting facts for many common flower and plant varieties. Be sure to ask your florist about their fresh flowers in stock.

Flowers & Pets

Flowers and plants are decorative and not meant to be eaten. As with any non-food product, some flowers and plants can have varying effects on pets if ingested. Visit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for a list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants.

Lilies & Cats

According to the ASPCA, lilies are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestion of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result. The Society of American Florists recommends keeping lilies out of the reach of cats. It is important to note that lilies do not pose a problem for other pets or humans.

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