Both the winter Jasminum nudiflorum and summer Jasminum officinale survive the frost on my patio. They never grow much though and I think that’s more to do with not having something to grow on than anything else. I must get them something to train themselves to.
It’s spring and I don’t have any pictures of my summer jasmine in flower, the pic above is of it now in leaf. Let me see if I can find the picture I took of the winter jasmine in flower a few months ago. It’s the first to flower on the patio each year. Here you go.
I love the idea that I can walk out onto my patio and smell jasmine.
Then there’s this other plant. I’m sure it’s a jasmine but I’m also not sure. And come to think about it, I might have got the identification of the other two inaccurate too. Feel free to tell me what you think they are though I realise the images here are perhaps a bit more arty than descriptive. Oh well, what does it matter what they are? They give me pleasure, they’re staying alive and I’m trying to make their lives better each year.
A quick look at the Royal Horticultural Society web pages tells me I’ve got the identification of the two correct and that there are many winter and summer cultivars but, looking at the pictures, I now think the third might not be jasmine at all. It probably needs moving, re-potting and given something to grow on, then, when it flowers, I can re-identify it. Unless you clever readers can tell me what it is from this picture?
Jerusalem artichokes is a plant I also wanted to write about today but It’s dark, my artichoke seed packet’s in the greenhouse and I can’t remember if they’re Jerusalem or Globe. It’s the first time I’ve tried to grow artichokes. The seedlings look fab don’t you think and I’m looking forward to seeing what they turn into.
Pictures on the internet tell me I want my seedlings to be globe artichokes not Jerusalem so they wouldn’t have fitted here anyway. They’re the ones I’ve enjoyed painting the shadows of. We don’t all have veg patches to provide food for our stomachs. Mine is as much, at times, about food for my creativity. Ahh, but that’s for another post.
My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about gardening, Lynne style.
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Your posts do make me wish I had a bigger garden and better weather to get into some planting 🙂
Don’t be fooled. I live in a very small house and the garden’s as narrow. It’s amazing how much you can cram into a small space if you’re not too precious about how ‘perfect’ it looks. I’m lucky that it’s longer then anyone expects from the front so there’s lots of different ‘rooms’. Smaller gardens can be easier to get how you want as there’s less ‘pressure’ to have a lawn. I can’t suggest anything about the weather though. It’s one reason I moved more south.
On other matters.. What you doing visiting other blogs? We need you to finish your mystery thriller.. You posted all you’ve done so far yet? I still say it’s the cat woman.. ooh is that the time.. Hope to read J later.
Ha ha! I like to try and read what everyone else is up to as well, all part of the fun of the challenge. Don’t worry, I’ve managed to get a couple of days ahead so the plot is unfolding nicely. Might have to wait until May to get started on my planting though 🙂
I love the photo of the jasmine flower with frost on it. Amazing how resilient plants are.
I’m not sure how much the flower liked it when the frost came just as it opened but yes it made for a great photo even with my urban fence behind it.
The jasmine looks lovely! You must be warmer than we are, though. I don’t think I can grow jasmine in the Pacific NW…but I’ve never tried. It’d be a lovely thing to cultivate if I could. I have to order my seeds and get started on my garden this week, since we’re finally getting into spring temperatures (in the 40s and 50s at last!).
I think the winter jasmine is hardier, not quite the fragrance, to me, of the summer jasmine. We get used to things we have and forget that others might not have the same beauty and pleasure available to them. This summer, when my jasmine flowers, I’ll take in it’s scent on behalf of all those who can’t. pacific horticultural society link to winter jasmine and here’s another link which might help you. Pacific Horticulture link to summer jasmine Thanks for the comment as I’ve learnt even more about these wonderful plants.
Hmm. I’ll have to take a look at that whenever I get a chance (sometimes it feels like A to Z runs you ragged, and then you catch up on all the interesting links and such in May). 🙂
Then life kicks back in and before you know it you’re back to April. Do it, do it now 😉
How lovely to walk outside to the scent of jasmine.
It’s another thing about how I garden which I hadn’t really noticed before this month. I know which plants l like the look of and smell of and hope they’ll survive. They don’t all make it unfortunately. Thankfully these jasmine did.
In the southeastern section of the US, the night blooming jasmine is one of my favorite smells.
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Jasmine’s a lovely scent
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