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May 27, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Name: Kim
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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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May 27, 2020 8:20 AM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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.
David
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May 27, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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I have lots of oleanders! They do well in our summer extreme heat and flower profusely! Smiling
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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?
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May 28, 2020 7:38 AM CST
Name: Linda
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Yes the plant is poisonous.
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May 28, 2020 8:22 AM CST
Name: Kim
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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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May 28, 2020 9:08 AM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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
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May 28, 2020 9:48 AM CST
Name: Kim
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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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May 28, 2020 11:49 AM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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!
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May 28, 2020 11:51 AM CST
Name: Kim
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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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May 28, 2020 4:09 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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I wouldn't mind an oleander forum. Oleanders are one of my favorite flowers. They smell so good as well!
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May 31, 2020 9:12 AM CST
Name: Abigail (Grill)
South Dakota (Zone 5a)
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I'd love an oleander forum! Hurray!
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May 31, 2020 10:38 AM CST
Name: Deb
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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.
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May 31, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Name: Kim
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Very true Deb.
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May 31, 2020 11:20 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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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May 31, 2020 11:32 AM CST
Name: Kim
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I'll check it out Thumbs up
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May 31, 2020 11:35 AM CST
Name: Kim
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So far the only oleander threads I've seen are in the "ask a question" forum. Any specific thread links?
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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.
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Jun 7, 2020 10:58 AM CST
Name: Kim
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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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