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Unique planters include pets in gardening Submitted: 05/19/2019
Stephen Goin
Stephen Goin
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Unique planters include pets in gardening
RHINELANDER - At a class in Rhinelander Sunday, people learned that gardening is something the whole family, even pets, can enjoy.

At Hanson's Garden Village, people put different vegetables, herbs and grasses in "pet planters."

Manager Beth Hanson says she did research and consulted with veterinarians to make sure the plants used were safe for dogs and cats to eat and play with.

"The people that came today mostly did cat planters. Cats are carnivores but they do enjoy [eating] certain plants and have fun with them," said Hanson.

Hanson says she'll donate $10 dollars for every planter made to the Oneida County Humane Society. Hanson noted that she shares a special connection with the organization. 
 
"Our cat Smokey, who stays out here at the green house, was adopted from the Oneida county human society," said Hanson. "She was a little bit of the inspiration behind this pet planter class."

All of the plants used for the pet planters can be found at Hanson's Garden Village.

Hanson says cats prefer cat nip and spider grass while dogs are partial to vegetables like green beans.


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