Now, she is an avid gardener, and in her defense, she not only knows the rhyme, but knows what the plant looks like, most of the time. In fact, we are so defensive about poison ivy at our home that we probably have no pants with three leaves in any of our gardens. But, as cautious as she may be, it seems that every year, it sneaks up on her and she ends up with a nasty case requiring topical treatment with steroids, administered by ours truly, just so she can get through the work week.
OK, so poison ivy is not a big problem, you might ask, "what are some common flowering garden plants that can cause a problem for my pets?"
Don't confuse the relatively harmless Peace Lilies or the Daffodils with the seriously dangerous true lilies. The Easter Lily above and to the right, Asian Lilies, and Day Lilies are potentially deadly. All parts, leaves, bulbs, flowers, even pollen can cause severe, life threatening acute renal failure in dogs and cats if ingested. I would advise not planting these in gardens or having them in the house if you have pets that are likely to be exposed to them. My former associate almost lost a cat to lily toxins. Fortunately, she is an excellent and tenacious clinician and the kitty pulled through.