Categories Flowers and gardens Postcards Postcard – Oleander Avenue – Une avenue de lauriers Post author By avril Post date July 1, 2016 6 Comments on Postcard – Oleander Avenue – Une avenue de lauriers I just love this avenue of oleanders with its date palms in Saint Laurent du Var just outside Nice. Italy tomorrow! J’adore cette avenue de lauriers avec ses palmiers à Saint Laurent du Var à côté de Nice. L’Italie demain! Tags oleanders, saint laurent du var ← CDP Theme Day – Look Down → Postcard from Italy – Breakfast in Liguria 6 replies on “Postcard – Oleander Avenue – Une avenue de lauriers” Far out! That’s better than any planting of oleander I’ve seen in Australia. And here in central France they need a bit of cosseting so are never so impressive. These are really a plant from my childhood (and yours too I suspect). There were always the dire warnings about how poisonous they are and the stories of old cow cockies stirring their tea with a twig from an oleander and karking it. I used to spend quite a bit of time scrabbling around underneath them. They are the host plant of crow butterflies (related to the famous migrating Monarchs), who make the most magical metallic silver chrysalises, which hand down under the leaves. I had no idea that oleanders were poisonous. I’ve never heard that in France. Today, we saw lots on the bike path in Liguria as well. Stunning. Not to mention the bougainvilleas! Yes, I believe they are very poisonous and I seem to remember the odd case of someone accidentally killing themselves when I was growing up. Wow! They are gorgeous! Yes, they are! […] Nice. It seems easier (and quicker) to go there than into Nice itself. We discover some beautiful oleander avenues and the pretty little village of Saint […] Leave a Reply to Susan Walter Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.