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Question: What plants, flowers, vegetables, and soil are not suitable for a small family childcare center?

Answer: There are literally hundreds of plants with poisonous parts, including leaves, stems, flowers and berries that you'll want to avoid planting in the play area for your children. Rather than try to list them all, I'll suggest you contact your local poison control center, or visit the Cornell University's poisonous plant page (

Best wishes with your landscape!

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