Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Friendship and Flowers......

It's January. It's cold and snowy outside. But there is green on the inside - my jasmine plant is blossoming again. There is really no rhyme or reason when or how often it blooms. It took me quite some time to find just the right spot for this plant when we moved into our new home. Once you find just that spot, the plant requires very little care. It is slow to grow, with perhaps one new leaf cluster per year.

When the buds appear, they grow quickly and go from this stage to blossom stage in a matter of 24 hours or so.

Once it reaches this stage, it permeates my house with the most fragrant odor. I wish I could make this a scratch-n-sniff blog so you all could experience the wonderful fragrance from this plant :) The plant has three open blossoms tonight and one bud. The open blossoms will have dropped off by morning.

My jasmine plant was a gift several years ago from a dear friend that I admire very much. We do not see as often as we would like but I think of her often and my jasmine plant is a lovely reminder of our friendship and how much she means to me.


lisa said...

Scratch n sniff what a great idea. That is one plant I don't have. My wondering jew is blooming also. It bloomed for the first time this summer and I am getting another now. You have a good day Deb.

tipper said...

Nice to have something green-and fragrant to remind you winter won't last forever : ) Neat blog!

Deb said...

You have a good day as well Lisa - I used to have a wandering jew...they are very pretty :)

tipper -
The green gives us hope for sure; that and the seed catalogs :) Winter seems to have been here too long.
Thanks for visiting.

DayPhoto said...

I WANT ONE!!! I think I'm going to see if I can find one for meself!