Good Morning Lovelies!!!
It's going to be a fantastic day! I'm starting it with a fabulous cup of coffee on my balcony while enjoying my jasmine.
I. LOVE. JASMINE. LOVE IT!!!!
It's a tie between jasmine and gardenias for my favorite floral scent, but gardenias aren't nearly as awesome as jasmine, and are significantly more work. My mother gifted me a small jasmine plant soon after I moved into this apartment and I was very excited! Previously I had lived in an older house where I had the opportunity to do quite a lot in the yard. Although I was only there for a year and a half, I was able to plant a lot of jasmine around the patio and was able to climb it up and weave it through the patio supports. I wish I had photos - it was quite impressive! I believe it grew as well as it did because of the temperate weather since we lived about 10 miles from the water and the fact that I was able to plant it directly into the ground instead of a pot which always produces better plants. One of the fabulous things about jasmine is that it blooms in the early summer and the blooms last for a month or two - and in that time, you experience the most intoxicating fragrance. To me, the scent of jasmine is tied into the experience of warm summer evenings as the blooms are most fragrant at night and right after watering.
I planted this guy last year in May, this was my mother's Mother's Day present to me for being a good kitty mom to Port (as an aside, when I let him on the balcony, he loves nothing more than sniffing the blooms), so unfortunately, the plant was still small and did not produce many blooms last year, but this year, I have been able to get the vines to climb and the amount of blooms is making me VERY happy! Unfortunately these photos don't convey how lush this plant really is.
Jasmine supposedly attracts love and money into the home...so I'm looking to purchase a few more plants to help me out in those departments!!
Alright Lovelies, I'm off for a fantastic wine pick up day in Temecula! Since I'm doing the driving, I have to be extra good, so I'm quite excited to come home this evening with my spoils and enjoy a few glasses of wine on the balcony with my jasmine.
Wishing everyone a fabulous, fragrant day!!