There is a sweet holiday coming up this week! This holiday has grown in popularity the last few years...but there are still many people who don't know what it is or who started it (including me! That is until I researched for this blog post).
Sweetest Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in October. That means in 2020 it's October 17th!
Keep reading to find out what this holiday is about, how it got started, and how you can celebrate!
Parades, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks and all things green are all part of the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrated on March 17 it was originally a religious feast day for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Today, the holiday has evolved as a cultural celebration for the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by giving flowers to friends, family and to that someone special.
When you choose flowers to send or to give for St. Patrick’s Day, consider some of these traditional favorites or other blooms with bright pops of orange and green.
November’s birth flower is the bright and cheery chrysanthemum!
Often simply called mums, you can find this bloom in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors, including the most common pink, white, yellow and red varieties.
Chrysanthemums symbolize loyalty, honesty, love, friendship, and get well wishes, though meanings can vary depending on the flower’s color.
One of the most frequent questions we get this time of year is about whether Easter Lilies are poisonous to their pets.
The National Animal Poison Control Center says that certain types of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats that have ingested any part of the lily. Specifically those known as the Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Easter, and Japanese Show lilies are shown to be poisonous to cats.
Thankfully, lily poisoning doesn’t cause kidney failure in dogs, but if a large amount is ingested, it can result in some gastrointestinal signs in our canine friends.
How Much? Just 2-3 leaves, or even the pollen groomed off the fur, can result in poisoning in a cat.
If untreated, acute kidney failure will develop and be fatal.
What about other types of lilies?
Other types of lilies such as Peace, Peruvian, and Calla lilies don’t cause deadly kidney failure, but they also can be mildly poisonous too, as they contain oxalate crystals which result in tissue irritation to the mouth, tongue, pharynx, and esophagus – resulting in minor drooling.
If your cat is seen consuming any part of a lily, bring your cat (and the plant) immediately to a veterinarian for medical care.
Anchor Floral recommends keeping all lilies out of the reach of cats.
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