Author Archives: dallashouseofflowers

Pet-Friendly Flowers (And Flowers to Avoid)

Our pets will chew on anything—chairs, clothes, drapes, you name it. If they can get their teeth around it, chances are there will be some bite marks on it. Our flowers are no exception. Flowers, though, can bring a special danger, as many are toxic to our beloved four-legged friends. However, there are some that are safe for your pets to ingest. So, if you’re a plant-lover and an animal-lover, make sure you fill your home with these pet-friendly flowers (and avoid the following toxic flowers).

Pet-Friendly FlowersPet-Friendly Flowers (And Flowers to Avoid)

If your pet likes to munch on the leaves of your plants, then consider the following non-toxic flowers:

  • Roses
  • Daisies
  • Carnations
  • Alstroemeria
  • Asters
  • Sunflowers
  • Poms
  • African violets
  • Bamboo
  • Marigold
  • Petunias
  • Tiger orchids

Toxic Flowers

While there are plenty of non-toxic flowers for your home, there are also just as many toxic flowers that you need to avoid. A full list of these toxic flowers can be found on the ASPCA website, but here’s a sampling:

  • Tulips
  • Azaleas
  • Lilies
  • Amaryllis
  • Begonias
  • Hydrangeas
  • Larkspur
  • Geranium
  • Daffodils

Keeping Your Pets Away from Your Flowers

Even after buying non-toxic flowers, you want to make sure that they don’t get eaten. If you have dogs, the best way to keep your indoor flowers protected is to put them up high where they can’t be reached. You can’t do this for your outdoor flowers, however, so be sure to put a small fence, or plant barrier plants, to keep your flowers protected.

Cats are a bit more difficult, as they can get into those hard-to-reach places that dogs can’t. The best deterrent is to make your flowers smell bad to your cats. Cats hate the smell of cayenne pepper or citrus, so sprinkle some of this around the leaves or the pot to help keep them away.

Still have questions about which flowers and safe or unsafe your pets? Then feel free to contact us at Dallas House of Flowers to find the perfect, pet-friendly flowers for your home.

How to Select the Perfect Corsage for Prom

Prom is almost here, and you’re looking down your list to make sure everything is done. Dress? Check. Shoes? Check. Hairstyling appointment? Check. Corsage? Let’s hope you have that checked, because that small floral arrangement sitting on a girl’s wrist is an important part of prom night. But if you don’t know where to start,… Continue Reading

The Gentleman’s Guide to Florals: Giving Her Flowers for Every Occasion

You’re there. Staring down the mass amounts of flowers in front of you at the shop. Colors and scents all blending together to form this unbelievable wall of fragrance and fright; what flowers are you supposed to get someone that means so much? Here’s the gentleman’s guide to florals; just what you need to earn… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Flowers by Occasion Guide

Picking out flowers to send someone can be tricky. From choosing the colors to figuring out what they represent—it can get a bit overwhelming. Luckily, we have a fool-proof guide that can help you send the perfect flowers for all occasions. Anniversary flowers When picking out anniversary flowers to celebrate your relationship, shouldn’t the flowers… Continue Reading

The Best Birthday Flowers to Send to Friends

Flowers aren’t just for romance—they also make great birthday gifts for friends! Show a friend how much you care on his or her special day by gifting a beautiful, fresh bouquet of birthday flowers. Here are a few of our favorite birthday flowers to send to friends: Roses Yes, roses can also mean friendship. But… Continue Reading