Friday, May 07, 2004

Oleanders compared

The doubled, creamy-yellow oleander is producing more flowers than ever before, so many that the branches are weighed down. There's only one other like this one that we know, and it's profusely covered also. The old faithful fuchsia oleander shows signs of illness. Every time it leafs out, the new leaves yellow and drop. A slip from this one is blooming for the first time this year. We miss its parent because it's planted at a corner and shields one side of the house from the view of the neighbor behind us (in other words, we can run out with the trash in houseclothes without offending anyone's sensibilities). Luckily the lantana next to the puny oleander is taking up part of the screen duty.


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