Click on the link below to read about Penelope Lively's book: "Oleander, Jacaranda"
|Oleander in our garden, seen from above.|
“Because its pathetic” or “It’s not nice”
Not once though, was the reason that Oleander is poisonous, given, maybe this is not so well known by them, well, by the younger ones at least, my son of thirty two didn’t know, until I told him.
|Oleander, the first thing I see,|
on opening my kitchen door every morning.
Oleander are quite happy with a good drink of water three or four times a week, and they seem to grow anywhere, a very hardy plant indeed.
|Morning coffee in the shade of an oleander tree|
|Jacaranda in Loutraki|
Wouldn't a jacaranda bonsai be something?
|The jacaranda tree in Loutraki park,|
from where I collected seeds for Robert.
April is when they can be seen in all their glory.
|Jacaranda in full bloom on an Athens street.|
|Jacaranda tree in the soldiers club courtyard, Loutraki.|
I could be sitting in my garden, some time in the future, saying to myself, as Penelope Lively did, many years ago in