“Who is the wise? Not he who from the start
With Wisdom’s followers has taken part;
But he who looks in Folly’s tempting eyes,
And turns away, perceiving her disguise.”
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox (poet 1850-1919)


Oleanders bloom with fragrant flowers in many colors. All parts of this deceptively beautiful plant are poisonous to humans and animals if ingested; the plant’s sap can cause skin irritation.