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The Oleander - Pretty but Poisonous              

The Oleander is a common garden plant in Jamaica. It can be seen all over the Silver Sands property, many home owners using it as a colourful hedge.

The oleander is a poisonous plant but this has not dented its popularity as it grows easily and can tolerate poor soil and long dry spells. These are very good reasons for planting it at Silver Sands.

There are many different colours, including red, purple and orange, but pink appears to be a favourite in Jamaica.

pink oleander - two blossoms

bunch of oleander blossoms

pink oleander with bug in centre

oleander hedge

When next you visit Jamaica, look around for these beautiful flowers. I enjoy photographing them on my early morning walks around Silver Sands villas.

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