Monday, March 17, 2008

flowers for fjb


Fjb asked me about a shrub in one of my previous post's comments. I am sorry I can't tell you the name of the plant. I think I knew it once, but I can't remember it. It is quite beautiful, grows very tall, and blooms a lot. But I was told it's leaves are very poisonous. It doesn't need much water and it's often planted along roadsides. We generally use it as a backdrop for family pictures, because it blooms so much.

4 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

the pink flowers are just mesmerizing. It looks so cool and lovely. What a great flower capture!

Federal Way florist

Susie of Arabia said...

I believe this plant is called Oleander. They grow in Arizona and are pretty much wild and take over the whole place. They come in a variety of colors. Your pictures are so nice to look at - I loved the ones your son took of the neighbor's yard too!

Susie of Arabia said...

Oh, I almost forgot - Oleander is VERY POISONOUS!!! You can Google and read all about it. Don't let the kids put it in their mouths!

alajnabiya said...

That's it! Thanks for supplying the name. Here's an article from Wikipeadia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleander