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RE: Oleander

Godi, I'm so sorry you lost your heater at a crucial time!  I most certainly
WOULD have cried.  I lost a couple of things in the basement because they
were too close to the window on one of our cold weeks here, and that made me
sad enough.  I can't imagine losing everything in a greenhouse!  Is there
anything we can do to help?


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Oleander

Oleander is not an overused plant in our neck of the wood. Since it's not
hardy here, I keep it in the garage and it does fine. I love the salmon
colored blossoms in the summer. It blooms and blooms.
I'm glad that I had transplanted it  to a large container, one that doesn't
fit through the green house door, otherwise I would have lost it as I did
all the plants in the greenhouse. On the coldest night this winter, 17
degrees, the heater didn't kick in. I could have cried.
Godi zone 7
Mt. Vernon, VA

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Oleander

> Hm...I've never had a bad smell on my Oleander, at least not that I 
> noticed
> from a normal distance.  Never stuck my nose on a bloom though, not  yet. 
> I
> really love the bottlebrush blooms too, but they only bloom in the 
> spring,
> where as the Oleander, at least here, blooms pretty much all year 
> through.
> Granted it is an overly used landscape plant, but it is  definitely low
> maintenance, and does well in droughts as well as floods.   Birds love to 
> hid in the
> evergreen foliage year round, and the hummers and  butterflies love the 
> flowers.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 2/22/2006 11:12:18 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Ugh!  I hate oleander.  It is everywhere here and stinks when  it is in
> bloom.  A most unattractive plant in my opinion!  I'd  take a
> bottle-brush bush over oleander anyday.  At least the hummers  like the
> bottle-brush blooms (I dare you to say that 3 times  fast!)
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