These summer and fall blooming lovelies are sweet to smell but not to eat. Supposedly they are even poisonous to Japanese Beetles, according to P. Allen Smith.
Azaleas are not poisonous to deer but they are to horses, so I don't plant them anywhere near the pastures. Horses do generally avoid poisonous plants but there's no reason to tempt a bored or curious horse. (btw when it comes to curiosity, cats don't have anything on horses!) ;)
I can't write a post with the subject of poison without including everyone's least favorite native vine in the US, Poison Ivy!
It may have glorious fall color in rich shades of crimson and burgundy ~ in fact I've heard it's been imported to Europe, Australia and New Zealand because of its fall beauty ~ but it's to be avoided at all costs because of the itchy rash it produces if you're sensitive to it, and most people are.
Happy Friday, and join Katerina at roses and stuff for more Blooming Fridays!