Sunday, September 28, 2008

Today's Flower: Oleander

Oleander (or pikrodafni in greeks) is a famous bush in my country.
Its flowers are white, pink or red.
They don't smell but they are beautiful.
These bushes often adorn streets and gardens.
It's a hardy plant to all the weather conditions.


26 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

we have so many of these flowers all over crete

and if our kitchens are similar, it must be that great minds think alike!

Anette said...

Beautiful flower. And I like the name too. What is the greek name?

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful. Here we have to keep them in pots beause of freezing conditions as from November.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

The oleanders are indeed beautiful! Nice photos.

Reader Wil said...

This is a flower that doesn't grow in our regions in the Netherlands.. Beautiful photos!

krisuh said...

Lovely! Both the oleanders, which I don't think survive here on the ground at all, and the photos of them.

Old Wom Tigley said...

It looks a stunner for sure.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful flower. Nice colors. Are they white one too?

Denise BC said...

Hi, Marina
A fine example, not to know, I liked it very much. I thank you for sharing.
Denise & Santilli - The team of Today's Flowers

Yen said...

Such beautiful red flowers!Mine is posted HERE. Happy Today's Flower!~

mirage2g said...

They are beautiful flowers that are easy to grow...its name is unique too! have a nice week ahead...

fishing guy said...

Marina: They are a beautiful small flower for you to show.

Carletta said...

What a vibrant pink - lovely!

dulce said...

It's so pretty and full of colour!

CrazyCath said...

Gorgeous colour with a beautiful name.

Sherry said...

These are such bright and pretty flowers.

Paz said...

Pretty pink flower. Lovely photo!

Paz

lucy said...

So beautiful but so sad that there is no fragrance...thank you for sharing a lovely photo. I would love to share mine with you.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are such beautiful pinks very nice

Norm said...

what a lovely flower! my favorite color pink, love it!!!

antigoni said...

Beautiful colours. Nice shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oleanders are sometimes grown as houseplants in Canada, It's so nice to see them blooming outdoors.

Rebeckah said...

So pretty and pink! LOVE it! Is it flower season for you know? Most of ours are dying now. We do have Mums though. There time has just began!

Marcia said...

Very beautiful , here in Brasil we have some very similar, I don't know if they are the same.
Have a nice week

Tamara Jansen said...

I wish we could grow this plant outdoors but it's just too cold. Beautiful shot :)

Cláudia said...

Very beautiful and cheerful flowers!
They are so alive in the garden! Nice shots.