Every year when I plan my herb and flower gardens, I consult the list I've made over the years for cat-safe plants. We have two stray outside/inside felines who make their home in our yard and basement. Bonnie and Clyde have been coming for three years but still aren't socialized. With five inside cats, we have let Bonnie and Clyde grace us with their presence on their terms, and that works.
Remember to use mulch that isn't dyed. Pennsylvania has a law against toxins in mulch but you have to watch for caffeine too!
When I began looking for cat-safe plants, websites were confusing. One website would list a flower or plant as toxic to cats and another would not! I began to realize I had to consult more than one site as well as a friend with a Masters in herb therapy to grow my list. If I consider planting something new, I search the name of the plant and "cat safe" before I decide to purchase it. The ASPCA keeps a list of toxic plants on their website and I regularly consult that. ASPCA Cat safe plants Here in Pennsylvania, this is the list of pet-safe herbs and flowers that I've developed:
You can have a cat safe garden that is beautiful, refreshing and fit for you and your outside felines.