garden cowgirl magazine

Gardeners, it’s time to pull out your shovel and gloves! There are a bunch of horse-friendly plants that belong in your garden this summer. You can plant them right in your horse’s field and watch them enjoy a tasty snack. You can also incorporate them into treats for your lucky steed.

Horse-Friendly Garden Plants

  1. Peppermint: This green perennial has tiny white flowers. It can assist with digestive and inflammatory issues.
  2. Thyme: Offered in many colors and varieties, this herb acts as a pain reliever.
  3. Valerian: If you like butterflies, then plant this one in your garden! It has pink or white flowers and grows 3 to 4 feet tall. It can be handy in colic situations.
  4. Echinacea: Boost your horse’s immune system with this beauty. It comes in a variety of colors from deep purple to yellow.
  5. Fenugreek: For digestive support, Fenugreek is a good option. It has a maple-like flavor.
  6. Catmint: With blue flowers that sprout from May through September, this plant has a calming effect. It can also soothe tired muscles.
  7. Oregano: Enjoy a blanket of white flowers that stretch almost 2 feet wide with this plant. It’s antibacterial and antimicrobial.
  8. Chamomile: This one is another butterfly attractant. It can be helpful in colic episodes.
  9. Yarrow: A flowering herb, Yarrow blooms from May to June. It acts as an all-round cleanse.
  10. Rosehip: Packed with vitamin C, this beauty produces yummy fruit after it flowers.

That a beautiful and special garden you’ll have!