Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oleander Bushes

Caution:  All parts of the Oleander bush, dried or green, are poisonous.  From time to time, I have toyed with the idea of getting several Oleander bushes.  Here in Northern Florida, they remain green throughout the year.  They are said to be very fragrant and they come in a huge variety of colors.

The Oleander bushes are attractive and make excellent hedges.  They hide chain link fences very well e.g. Arlington Expressway in Jacksonville is a good example.

They grow well in salty and marshy soils, making it popular in coastal regions.  I thought that a row of Oleander bushes would look good as a perfect privacy fence near the"scenic" creek.


But I can't do that because my granddaughter comes to visit and I don't want her to go near this bush.  I also like for people to feel free to meander along the ditch; and I don't want to worry about anybody touching this bush.  It is poisonous and I take that very serious.

As you can clearly see, I have borrowed this beautiful picture.

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