Sunday, June 01, 2008
Our new house is great, and has a fenced backyard with built in sprinklers.

Except - there is a row of oleanders along the fence. Oleanders are pretty, drought tolerant, bloom a lot, and poisonous. A single leaf can kill a toddler.

Remember that Michelle Pfeiffer movie called "White Oleander"? Yeah, that's how the character killed her husband in the film.

We've already talked to our landlord and we'll be removing the bushes. They are along the fence, in full sun... a great spot for a veggie garden, especially because we'll already have it dug up!

Does anyone know if you can eat plants grown in soil that oleanders grew in? They don't poison the dirt, do they?

Labels: , , ,

posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 6/01/2008 09:46:00 AM | Permalink | |