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May 31, 2020 10:47 AM CST
Name: Kim
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Hello everyone! So I was proposing to make an oleander forum because I love oleanders and have been dealing with them for years...

And a fellow member suggested that I make a thread about oleanders in this forum to see how it goes.

Just to see how many people are interested in oleanders, let's chat!
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Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Jun 1, 2020 12:08 AM CST
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Can you post some photos of your Oleanders?
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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Jun 1, 2020 9:17 AM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Jun 1, 2020 9:22 AM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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In the sixth picture of "Oleander (Oleander Nerium 'Red Cardinal')" I was taking a photo of this bloom, and then the bug in the picture jumped out of the center (of the bloom) and scared me half to death.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Jun 1, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
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Question - can seriously neglected and overgrown Oleanders be cut down to the ground and allowed to start over, and when is best.
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Jun 1, 2020 12:07 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Yes, they definitely can. We cut two oleander bushes down to literally only stems about a foot long each, and they grew into this:


We did it in the summer, and I'd say spring and summer are the best times.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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