Ornamental plants are a great way to make your home festive for the holidays. Stealing a kiss under the mistletoe or hanging a holly wreath to welcome guests are both traditions, and both plants are toxic. These plants can cause harm if they are eaten or handled. If you plan to decorate with mistletoe, holly, Jerusalem cherry, bittersweet or yew use caution and place them well out of the reach of small children and pets.
Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension.
More information on holiday safety is available from University of Missouri Extension.