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Re: 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. 
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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