{floral friday}

{floral friday #74}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

As I mentioned in the previous floral friday post, you will see a lot more pictures from our trip to the botanical garden. Just as this pretty (but poisonous) oleander. ;)

A few facts about Oleander:

  • Oleander is a large fast growing evergreen shrub, native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. {source}
  • It is also known as Olean, Rosa Laurel, Laurier Rose, Adelfa, Aiwa and Rose-bay.
  • Oleander is one of the most toxic plant known to exist.
  • Kinda scary fact: An oleander's poison is so strong, that it can poison a person who simply eats the honey made by bees that have digested oleander nectar. {source}
  • Never touch an oleander without wearing gloves. Contact with the skin can cause mild to severe irritation, as can inhaling smoke from the burning plant. {source}

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8 Comments

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    Giga
    Saturday October 6th, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    U nas niestety nie mogą zimować w ogrodach, bo by zmarzły. Są piękne . Pozdrawiam.
    We unfortunately can not overwinter in the garden, because that froze. They are beautiful. Yours.

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    Jody
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 07:14 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. We have oleander in our backyard and love the flowers on it. Awesome photos!

    Jody

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    Jill
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Oh my goodness – kind of a scary plant! Amazing that something so toxic and look so pretty and harmless!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 04:15 AM

    I don’t think I’ve seen this before, and what a gorgeous flower/shrub. I always learn so much for you! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    Kathie
    Tuesday October 16th, 2012 at 02:31 AM

    Oh, that is scary! I never realized that bees could do that. Thanks for sharing this at Gettin’ Krafty!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday October 16th, 2012 at 09:34 PM

      Ooh, I didn’t know before either! ;)
      Thanks for your comment-love, Kathie!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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