WHITE OLEANDER

… (nerium oleander) I took this when we went to Sto. Nino Shrine on Sunday. This flower is commonly known as Adelfa in the Philippines.

This can be a beauty but Oleanders is one of the most poisonous of commonly grown garden plants, they can be very toxic if ingested in ample amount.

The book White Oleander which was made into a film starred Michelle Pfeiffer, whose character is metaphored on the character of this flower; she was a hearty-but-poisonous  woman whose beauty makes it appear deceptively fragile.
Ingrid is strong, beautiful, and self-possessed, but she acts as a poison to everyone around her, especially her impressionable daughter, Astrid (Alison Lohman), who idolizes her mother. Yet Ingrid acts based on her own whims and desires, without considering how they might ultimately damage the daughter she claims to love. (James Berardinelli)
Are you this flowers character? Well, I admit but I know my limits... woman can be possessive sometimes.




11 comments

  1. those are beautiful! I had no idea it's poisonous, though!

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  2. poisonous diay ning adelfa Vernz, sus naa ani daghan didto sa akong lola sa Bohol, kasagaran kay pink..

    BTW. naka pasa na lagi ko pero mag submit pa ko ug additional requirements kay dalhon man nako ako bunso. naay silay gipangayo nako kay bawal man mag dala ug bata (under 18) if permanent visa nga walay permit sa amahan...so adto pa ko ani ug DSWD. kung mahuman nako ni tanan, hopefully this month adto nami Sweden ..pero kita kits sa ta una ko larga hehehe

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  3. Beautiful bloom, di pa ako nakakita nyan ate.

    Pretty!

    Sweet Scent of Rose

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  4. So pretty! Didn't know that they were poisonous. They do smell really nice if I remember correctly?

    Erika B

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  5. that`s to bad they are dangerous. Very pretty though.

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  6. I didn't know it was poisonous, I think I have one in my plant pot..

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  7. pretty blooms.. poisonous diay na? I didnt know..

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  8. Ayown! Ang ganda... So those are called "oleanders" pala.. hehehe... Nice shots po, Ms Vernz..

    Here's my entry.
    http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/11/hibiscus.html

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  9. Looking at such nice flower you wouldn't say it can be poisonous!

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  10. agoyg inoo...pagka gwafa kau sa imong flower te...love the shots!

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