The lilies are blooming.
But I'll just be enjoying them in the flowerbeds.
Last week, in a moment of domesticity, I cut several and brought them indoors.
Louie, the indoor cat, ate them.
Lilies are toxic to cats.
While he threw up lots of lily leaves, I had no way of knowing if he regurgitated all of them.
So off to the vet we go.
He is fine.
I am now growing grass.
The indoor/outdoor dogs and cats leave the lilies alone. They have a smorgasbord of green (and other unmentionables), so they have no need to eat lilies.
Louie doesn't have an opportunity to eat greens.
So, I researched what is in the "cat grass" that is sold in pet catalogs and found it was a combo of rye, oats and wheat.
So, I pulled out an old litter pan, filled it with potting soil, and planted some landscape mix (50% rye grass) and threw in some oats from the chicken's scratch grain. The wheat will have to wait a few weeks... as it's ripening in the field.
Louie's little plot of grass is germinating on the back porch. In a few weeks, I'll bring it indoors. And, I'm hoping he'll find it more palatable than lilies.