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Catnip Garden

What happens when you grow catnip in your backyard

Catnip Garden thanks to Lena Wrettles

Kitty aphrodisiac en masse

Catnip (nepeta cataria) is a strong-scented mint that contains a volatile oil that’s easily released into the air. Biting or rolling on the plant crushes the leaves, and releases the oil so kitty can get a good sniff. It doesn’t take much. Cats can detect catnip oil in the air at saturations as low as one part per billion.

Rather than a simple smell, the chemical in catnip resembles sedative components also found in the valerian plant, which may be used in natural therapies to calm pets and people. Catnip also may be similar to one of the substances found in tomcat urine - gross to you, but a lovely smell to the cat! A pheromone in urine often triggers the same sort of behavioral reaction in cats as exposure to catnip.
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The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. - Hebrew Proverb

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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Cicero

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. - Richard B. Sheridan

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. - George Bernard Shaw

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A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. - Deng Xiaoping

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. - Mark Twain

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
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The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. - Doug Larson

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein

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Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden. - Jean Anouilh

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