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Oleanders

Oleander bloom

Oleander bloom

The oleander season is just beginning; this is one of the first blooms to open.

The altitude we’re at is a bit too high for oleanders to flourish because every year the frost battens them back, killing some.

But they still make a display, with colours ranging from pure white through ivory, apricot-and-cream, shell pink and pink to deep red.

Their smell seems to vary according to colour and even individual bush, but this pink one has a sweet, light perfume of vanilla and rose with a hint of coconut.

They don’t need much watering (although they appreciate it) and since the winter prunes them anyway, I don’t need to!

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  1. June 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Pretty

    • June 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you. Oleanders really are lovely things.

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