Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nature sings her praises

These Nerium Oleander look so beautiful, yet they are so deadly. All parts of this plant is highly toxic.

There is a folk story  where a good but not very beautiful woman who was bullied by her husband. She tolerated his abuses until he became unfaithful and planned to divorce her. She made kebabs for husband. She used Oleander stems to skewer the bits of meat before barbecuing the kebabs. The unsuspecting man ate the kebabs and died straight away.

The moral of the story is do not abuse the person who loves you, even nature will not approve your actions.


Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Hi Ann, Oleander are such beautiful flowers and the shrubs are tough as old boots, as the saying goes. I know they are poisonous. The story is great about the oleander I did not know this one.Have a nice week.

Maria Berg said...

I did not know it was so poisonous. MB