During this wet weather, the dogs and I have had to find something to do besides gardening. So, we have been cooking a lot, and eating, and cleaning, and eating, and organizing, then eating, and, oh yes, putting together jigsaw puzzles. My husband recently purchased 20, yes, twenty puzzles for me at a garage sale. I picked out the two with garden themes and donated the rest. I finished one, and was starting another when I realized: I used to be into extreme sports; now I do garden-themed jigsaw puzzles . . . .
I opened the box and dumped the pieces onto my “special” jigsaw puzzle board. As I was sorting pieces and studying the picture on the box, I noticed that some of the flowers in the jigsaw puzzle were Oleander. Icky! I don’t like Oleander. I will never plant it in my garden, and I don’t want it in my garden-themed jigsaw puzzle, either.
Oleander (Nerium) freaks me out because it is so toxic. Every part of the plant is toxic. It is one of the most poisonous of commonly grown garden plants.