When we moved to Washington last Summer, we left behind a well-landscaped house that I knew like the back of my hand.
My husband and I had ripped out and replaced every existing shrub, bush and perennial when we bought the house twelve years ago (some of that involved a tow hitch, a chain, and a foot placed squarely on the gas pedal). By the time we moved, I knew every single plant in my front and back yard.
Now, I am no master gardener, nor do I have a degree in botany. Having moved to Washington last September after a lifetime on the East Coast, I had no idea what the native species were. Don’t laugh; I realize I didn’t move to Mars and it’s not all that different, but still… So, I found this great tool published by the ASPCA regarding Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants. Just click on their logo below to be taken to their site:
I hardly worry when I let Luna out in the yard. My biggest concern now is filling in the holes she digs, and doing it when she’s not looking. 🙁
So good luck! And happy planting!