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Seasonal observations of the UCCE Master Gardeners
by Donna Seslar
on July 2, 2017 at 7:51 AM
Thanks for your informative blog, Jenni. I have two plants in containers on my deck and have pruned them without hazmat protection. They need to be repotted, so i think they'll be shovel pruned. I wonder what happens when there is a fire that burns the oleanders planted along the freeway? I am reminded of a novel I once read titled "White Oleander ".
by Mark
on May 13, 2021 at 2:00 AM
Very useful info. I keep a lot of oleander in my garden in maputo, mozambique. Always careful to tell guests to stay away from it it, especially children.  
Pruned it all a few days ago, propagating the woody stems, but forgot to tell my hardener not to burn the leafy material. Put the fite out with water, and we’ll find a way to properly remove and dispose of the leaves. Burning is def a bad idea
by Richard Lighthill
on February 2, 2023 at 11:45 AM
Thank you for your comment about oleander and compost! Our local city collects oleander cuttings, etc as well as tree, shrub and grass cuttings. They compost the oleander right along with the rest! Trust me, the compost we bought from the city really INHIBITED any growth we got from our plants, strawberries in particular. So check out your source for compost... if they include oleander, RUN !
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