Is my catmint poisonous to my yard?
July 3, 2014 7:47 AM Subscribe
Should I throw out the catmint I got from Lowes?
posted by A Terrible Llama to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
and a whole bunch of other stuff.
I bought Walker's Low Nepeta about three weeks ago, four large plants that I cut in half - so I now have a ring of eight of these surrounding some blueberries. The blueberries aren't fruiting this year because I'm not letting them set fruit in order to get them to focus on growing up (they're second or third year plants).
We have a wooded yard and a lot of flowers, vegetables, and other plants. We use no pesticides or insecticides other than spraying ourselves with Off occasionally. I see a lot of bees, but now I'm paranoid I'm seeing fewer.
I also bought some August Moon hostas and four female hollies. I'm less worried about those because it seems like maybe those particular pesticides wouldn't have been used on them because they were not flowering.
I am willing to throw them all out if it's required to protect the ecosystem. I just genuinely can't figure out how alarmed to be.