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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 27, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Hello everyone! So it's probably not a good idea, because it's not like everyone here knows all about oleanders, but I really enjoy them and have been dealing with them for years. I am proposing to make a forum specifically for oleanders (Nerium).
Does anyone else like this idea?

Thanks!
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Name: David Tillyer
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 27, 2020 8:20 AM CST
I haven't seen an oleander since I lived in California 60 years ago.
They always had them outside schools. I always thought that was
strange. I wonder how an oleander forum would go.
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
May 27, 2020 7:27 PM CST
I have lots of oleanders! They do well in our summer extreme heat and flower profusely! Smiling
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AngeloFavonio
May 28, 2020 6:00 AM CST
when i was young my grandmother loved oleanders but i remember she alwais said me: watch out for oleander leaves because they are poisonus. Is it true?
Name: Linda
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quietyard
May 28, 2020 7:38 AM CST
Yes the plant is poisonous.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 28, 2020 8:22 AM CST
AngeloFavonio said:when i was young my grandmother loved oleanders but i remember she alwais said me: watch out for oleander leaves because they are poisonus. Is it true?


Every part of an oleander is toxic. The flowers look so beautiful and smell so great though!
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Name: David Tillyer
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 28, 2020 9:08 AM CST
That's why it was so peculiar that all schools in LA (at least Van Nuys) were lined
with lovely oleander. I wonder if that's still true. This was 1959 or so. David
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 28, 2020 9:48 AM CST
Almost our entire property is surrounded by oleanders, even though we have two little ones. As long as they're watched properly nothing should happen Smiling

But about the school, you're right, that is peculiar. Was it a kindergarten or preschool? Because if it was an elementary or something than those kids are old enough to be taught not to play with those plants.
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Name: David Tillyer
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 28, 2020 11:49 AM CST
I seem to remember it was a Junior High.
I guess they can be taught -- though the
14-year-olds I've met couldn't be taught
anything!
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 28, 2020 11:51 AM CST
Haha true, teenagers are hard to be taught. With something like this though, I think teenagers can know not to eat poisonous leaves. Because of course, oleanders are only poisonous to you if you eat/drink (whatever you want to call it) the sap.
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Name: Johannian
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Johannian
May 28, 2020 4:09 PM CST
I wouldn't mind an oleander forum. Oleanders are one of my favorite flowers. They smell so good as well!
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Fieldsof_flowers
May 31, 2020 9:12 AM CST
I'd love an oleander forum! Hurray!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 31, 2020 10:38 AM CST
I'm rather opposed to plant-specific forums. Why not start a thread in the shrub forum about oleanders and see where that might go?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 31, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Very true Deb.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 31, 2020 11:20 AM CST
So far, I only count 3 interested in a specific forum for Oleanders (Nerium oleander)

Oleanders are a popular landscape plant here in Florida and I think there may be threads regarding them in the Tropicals forum and the Florida Gardening forum.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 31, 2020 11:32 AM CST
I'll check it out Thumbs up
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 31, 2020 11:35 AM CST
So far the only oleander threads I've seen are in the "ask a question" forum. Any specific thread links?
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AngeloFavonio
Jun 7, 2020 10:16 AM CST
Given the risks of coming into contact with oleanders, but considering the possibility of creating pleasant landscapes with them, we could discuss the possibility of using oleanders for this purpose.
An example I saw here in Italy when they were used on the highway that connects the north with the south of the country to prevent glare from cars that proceed in the opposite direction.
The effect was fantastic but they were quickly removed probably because pruning and maintenance were too expensive.
If it could create a variant of this plant that maintains the same characteristics but with a slower growth, one could think of relaunching uses of this type for oleanders.
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Jun 7, 2020 10:58 AM CST
I definitely agree, Angelo. They do grow quite fast, and can be a lot of work. But when they're in bloom, it's totally worth it.
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