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What grows in my garden?

Alas, I thought of it too late. After landed an euonymus after elicited extraordinary bright blue delphinium at the neigbour after made of boulders a homebrew rock garden at which top the latest flower - gently - a pink autumn crocus autumn had to blossom in the fall. And here the book caught sight to me...

It: rubbed, with the page block which is dropping out of a cover. The majority of its articles hopelessly became outdated, many recommendations frankly amused, and here the drawn illustrations to the point “poisonous and herbs“ seemed surprisingly familiar. I own hands planted these flowers in a garden where my little daughter walks! And at the same time nobody - neither sellers in shops, nor skilled gardeners - neighbors, did not warn me about danger! And I began an investigation, having set as the purpose to completely clear a site of “potential criminals“. Also was horrified.

Four season. Poetic

Spring in Moscow area, snow not completely descended, and on thawed patches fluffy yellow hellebores, blue glades, gentle anemonies and lilac crested birds appeared stridently. There is a wish to collect a bouquet! But it is not necessary to pick these flowers, preserving not only the nature, but also own health. Reflect: behind the long winter, so many minks dug the yearned mice! And bulbs of these flowers escaped. In what way? The matter is that all of them are in a varying degree poisonous. Especially the hellebore called so for ability to blossom even at subzero temperature. It has also other name - Gelleborum, from the words Helein - to destroy also bora - food. By sight it very nice - in small fibers, white or yellow, such lovely and cozy.


But the brightest decoration of a garden serves the volchnik or a wolf bast, a volcheyagodnik at this time. As its pink flowers in the middle of slightly thawed glade are charming! Really delightful show. There will pass not enough time, and on branches zaalet bright, decorative berries. Many designers recommend to decorate with it the yard. And very few people from them think of the fact that at this plant all parts are fatally poisonous: both leaves, and flowers, and fruits.

there are narcissuses, buttercups, a yellow kaluzhnitsa at reservoirs, lilies of the valley and a dream Later - a grass. About poisonous berries of a lily of the valley almost all know and that it is known about a dream - a grass? Magic name, truth? And there is a wish to use a floret when cooking some magic medicine. In old times of the healer considered that, using it, it is possible to cause prophetic dreams. It is not checked, but it is precisely known that the root of a plant contains the alkaloid capable to lead to uraemia.

here about tulips of a consensus is not present

A: now it is considered that their bulbs are not harmless, and follows from ancient recipe-books that they were salted and pickled.

In June almost in each rural garden akonita and delphiniums which - where grow up also a one-year foxglove, so well-loved by the detective`s queen Agatha Christie magnificently blossom.

Poisons of an akonit and delphinium are close to

, but more beautiful shpornik nevertheless is a little weaker. And here akonit it is well-known in centuries! For only one possession of this flower in the ancient time in some countries punished death. In it both leaves, and flowers - similar whether on ball shoes, whether on ancient helmets are dangerous, - but the main poison contains in a root. Those who managed to describe its taste, said that it to taste and a look is similar to horse-radish. At once three alkaloids cause pallor, narrowing of pupils, a headache and asthma.

in the middle of the summer is dismissed the blossoming bushes. The green hedge from a honeysuckle Tatar is very widespread. Saplings cost not much, bushes are decorative and unpretentious: small pinkish inflorescences, orange berries... Only it is better not to try these berries!

of More solid the green hedge from a yew is considered. Among its darkly green needles redden small a polukruzhiya of berries. They in a core have tiny sunflower seeds, and in them... Guessed, poison too!

the thuja Is similar

to a yew. The difference is that it has not berries, but cones. And in cones - seeds, too not harmless.

Fences is often decorated by a nightshade - a bindweed with pleasant golubenky florets, reminding potato. They are relatives, later florets will be replaced by the tiny “tomatoes“ unsuitable in food.

A behind a fence the huge expanded cow-parsnip bush similar to a burdock, only with the cut-through leaves rises. He stings worse than a nettle, but not at once: you will concern it and you will notice nothing, and in several hours on this place the bloody ulcer is formed.

at the end of summer replace an autumn crocus or kolkhikum, similar to a large crocus. People hold its bulbs in hand, “children“ separate, often without suspecting as far as they are pernicious. Poison of this pink or white flower, so beautiful in October - November on an empty bed, will not concede to an akonit!

But here and the fall passed

. You think, it is possible to breathe sigh of relief? Pipes: in all city squares the white and pink fruits of a snezhnoyagodnik rich with hallucinogens flaunt.


It is warned, means it is armed. Prosaic

Alas, at all seasons of the year the fine green garden constitutes danger to the ignorant and careless person, especially for small and trustful. To make total “cleaning of the district“ would mean to appear in the middle of the asphalted platform. But how to secure itself? To lose an opportunity to rejoice to beauty of flowers? There are no fruit and berries? Of course, no. Health of the child directly depends on that, he what is the time will see off in the fresh air, among flowers and trees. Conclusion one: it is necessary to behave correctly.

At the majority of flowers only roots are poisonous

, at others poisons are not deadly. In the spring in Moscow area real danger is constituted by a wolf bast and berries of a lily of the valley. In the summer - the delphinium also akonit. In more southern areas - a dope, a henbane and a belladonna. In the fall - an autumn crocus. Neither you, nor your child get poisoned, just smelling these flowers or having even cut off a bouquet for a vase. And here if the kid breaks a floret to exhaust sweet juice from a small stalk - it is already dangerous. The exception is made by lilies (the bouquet of these flowers in badly aired room can “strangle“ aroma) and a weed - a cow-parsnip which is better for mowing without any pity.

Planning a garden site, reflect where there will be a playground? You should not put near it nothing from above-mentioned plants. If the site is already set, and you not in forces of nothing to change, make easy protections, buy inexpensive plastic small fences.


Attractive inflorescences of an akonit and a shpornik are familiar to everyone, they can be cut off after buds are dismissed. To a bush it will not damage. It is more difficult to distinguish kolkhikum: in the summer when there are no flowers, it represents just low magnificent sockets of very large leaves.

Remember own childhood, cautions of grandmothers: “You do not eat some green berries!“ Many of them (for example, a barberry) in an immature look are unhealthy. “Spit out stones!“ - went on to us. Also it is not groundless: kernels of dried apricots and cherries can cause intoxication too.

the List of dangers is very big

. Unfortunately, this article does not contain exhaustive information. Despite abundance of various reference books and grants on landscaping, in few places in general it is given how many - nibud attention to a garden safety issue. Almost none of experts, advising you concerning arrangement of a site, will not pay attention to it. Not to mention those “girls“ that trade in saplings in the market. Besides: one goodhearted peddler recommended me berries of black grassy elder as very tasty and useful. Later from the doctor I learned that the plant is poisonous.

Therefore you watch the child, explain to him that any plant is not a toy that flowers do not want to be broken and are protected from people in all possible ways. They have just the same right to live on the earth, as well as we. They are not angry, just they want that they were a little respected too.

And if all of you overlooked?

do not panic: all these poisons work slowly, and you have enough time for assistance.

  1. Try to cause vomiting. For this purpose it is possible to tickle the sky or to give special drink (2% soda solution, soap water). If the unconscious child, it is not necessary to do it: the kid can choke!
  2. needs to wash out Then a stomach. The doctor will make it by means of a probe. If there is no doctor nearby - plentiful drink and again emetic.
  3. If poisoning happened to
  4. already for a long time, it is possible to give an enema: the part of poison could get into intestines.
  5. If the child has not stopping vomiting, let`s it drink more. Best of all - regidron - sugar mix with salt in the correct proportion, is on sale in drugstores. If it is absent - just water.
  6. Surely show the child to the doctor! Even in case there are no sharp symptoms any more: some poisons are removed not completely and can cause complications. Bringing the child to the doctor, take with yourself a sample of the swallowed plant. The doctor can put a dropper or give diuretic somewhat quicker to remove the harmful substances which got to blood. To appoint therapy. Experience shows that usually even in settlement bolnichka doctors know how to work in such cases.