Saturday, February 06, 2010

Confederate Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides

The Confederate Jasmine lives in a south facing window. (See November 28, 2009 post.)

There was some leaf drop after I brought it home. It seems to have recovered very well. I cut off some of the wild growth about two weeks ago.

I would have waited to prune until after flowering since the vine blooms on old wood but it sends out shoots rapidly. You can see the return of wild growth at the top of the above picture.

And now there are blooms – delicate, white and lightly fragrant.


donna said...

Look, blooms on your Jasmine. Having any plant that's in the house reward you with flowers is quite an accomplishment.

Have you been clobbered with the latest snow? I've been thinking about you.


Marie said...

I'm thrilled with the Jasmine blooms! There are a lot more buds.

We only had 6 inches of snow yesterday. Areas to the south had 2 feet! I consider myself lucky. Six inches is enough to shovel. Thanks for the thoughts.