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RE: Oleander

Oh my... could have cried, I would have! So sorry to hear this.

But while you are somewhat on the subject, last fall I bought a plastic type
greenhouse and was planning on using it in the spring for my annuals. Hate
that dragging them in cause it will be too cold at night and back out in the
morning routine. So, what are the risks with using a portable heater in
there? I have a plug in type with a thermostat and humidifier all built into
one. What temp do you folks leave something like this on?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:04 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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