Friday flowers…pretty in pink

Posted: May 29, 2020 in flowers
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Although quite poisonous, oleanders of various colors decorate the Arizona landscape everywhere. Presenting as bushes or trees, depending upon how you prune or don’t prune, they make perfect “walls” to protect homes from view, create a boundary, or just provide shade. But keep them away from children and animals (or vice versa) and don’t burn the wood. The fumes are also bad for you.

What makes oleanders attractive is a combination of beauty and hardiness. They stand up well to heat and dry conditions and as we know from only two months experience, that makes them super stars in the desert landscape!

  1. Sue says:

    Very pretty in pink!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    They certainly are pretty.

  3. lolaWi says:

    same subject i have for today! 🙂 i’ve never known oleander until i googled photographs i took from last year! indeed, they’re pretty but dangerously toxic.

    • I mentioned that to our landlady who said she has them everywhere and they’ve never been a problem. If you have small children or pets, you’d have to be careful.

  4. Ally Bean says:

    I’d like some nail polish in that shade of pink. For my toes. Yep, I like those pretty flowers.

  5. so beautiful flowers!

  6. Su Leslie says:

    Very pretty. When I was growing up, oleanders seemed to be very common plants in Auckland but I hardly ever see them now. You have me wondering why. Wishing you a great weekend Janet

  7. We had one at the old house, and our neighbors there had several lining the fence we shared. They are lovely and hardy. I haven’t noticed any here.

  8. Resa says:

    Love pink flowers! I have one on my mask.Very happy about that!

  9. restlessjo says:

    in a few places here they form a kind of corridor, Janet. A lovely sight 🙂 🙂 Is it just the sap that’s poisonous?

  10. Forestwood says:

    Loving the pink theme, Janet.

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