I have two cats. Two cats who LOVE to eat plants. Unfortunately, they throw up EVERY SINGLE TIME they eat plants. So it’s not a good situation for the cats, or for we humans who have to clean up the vomit. I’ve tried everything to keep them out of the foliage – putting a little “fence” around the greens, using “Bitter Yuck” spray, spraying them with water when I see them at the plants…nothing has worked. So the only solution has been to choose a room that is 100% off-limits to the cats, and put all of the greens inside, where I can admire them when I’m in that room. Rather sad.
Then I came across something intriguing at an occasional sale last month. I found a vintage sign holder that was beautifully weathered, with a gorgeously patina-ed base and a tag reading “plant holder”. Aha! Those clever occasional sale gals – of course, the perfect plant stand! And when I realized that it could be, in fact, an anti-cat plant stand, I snapped it up.
The stand is ideal – it’s attractive, itself, and because it’s constructed of thin metal rods, it’s “barely there” visually. I gave it to my mom for Mother’s Day and she has it in front of a window by the front door. It’s so pretty – the light green of the fern’s leaves gently obscure the neighbor’s house across the street, but otherwise it’s minimalist (and chic!).
Oh, and it should work for dogs or any other four-legged pets, too!
PS. I got my lovely stand at The Bee Cottage in Excelsior, MN.