|Oleander Seeds Bursting from Pods,|
© B. Radisavljevic
Since oleander is an evergreen shrub, it adds color and texture to the garden year-round with its long blade-like, dark green leaves. It can also be used on large rural properties where deer roam because it's said that deer won't eat it. Perhaps it's poisonous to them, as well as to people. Children need to be taught not to snack on it, since it can be deadly.
The photo below was taken on April 15, when my oleander was just starting to bud.
|Oleander Budding,© B. Radisavljevic|
This next photo was taken in June, when my oleander was in full and beautiful bloom.
|Oleander Blooming,© B. Radisavljevic|
When walking my neighborhood in the summertime, I see neighbors with many shades of oleanders ranging from white and light pink to red. Some neighbors have contrasting colors. This neighbor combined white with light pink.
|White and Pink Oleander Blooming Together,© B. Radisavljevic|
By October, the oleander flowers are beginning to make their seed pods. As the flowers have been pollinated and die back, what's left turns into one of these long seed pods. Some flowers just die back without making pods.
|Oleander Seed Pods,© B. Radisavljevic|
This last photo in the series was taken in February. It shows the seed pods bursting and the seeds getting ready to parachute away with the wind. See the close-up of the seeds in the very top photo.
|Oleander Seed Pods Splitting,© B. Radisavljevic|
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