A National Outdoor Book Award–winning author looks at the dangerously poisonous plants that may be in your garden—“a must-read for every gardener!” (Diane Blazek, executive director, All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau)
In this follow up to her fascinating book, Plants You Can’t Kill, journalist and gardening writer Stacy Tornio now takes a look at plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful.
Here, gardening enthusiasts of all levels will learn about common plants that are toxic, dangerous, and even deadly. And some of them will surprise you, such as daffodils, irises, tulips, mistletoe, and even fruits and vegetables like cherries, rhubarb, and some tomatoes.
And while the level of toxicity may vary, all are considered deadly in one way or another to wild animals, family pets, and even humans. But with its colorful, easy-to-read format, Plants That Can’t Kill will introduce readers to what these plants look like, smell like, feel like, and sometimes even taste like.
Full of fun facts and fascinating history, this is “an essential guide to common garden plants that can cause harm―and even kill―so we can keep children, pets, and ourselves safe” (Stephanie Rose, creator of GardenTherapy.ca and award-winning author of Garden Made).