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RE: Oleander


Are you sure all died?  Maybe some might sprout from the crowns or roots?  


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/22/2006 3:08:56 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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?
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of MICHAEL HABIB
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Oleander
>
> Noreen,
> 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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