Monday, May 17, 2010

A Brief Whiff of Enchantment!

That's the best description I have for the delectable and luscious fragrance produced by the Confederate jasmine vine.

This climber has been one of the best invesments I made when I bought my house five years ago. It was planted at either end of the fence on the north side of my front yard, and has consistently provided me with the delightful greeting each day for the several weeks it blooms in the spring.

What's great about this jasmine (although it's not a true jasmine) is that it's evergreen.  The little white flowers are like pinwheels, spinning their enchanting fragrances into the air.

Contrary to its name, the Confederate jasmine isn't native to the American south  -- it comes from China!

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