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Re: jasmine


The sap is sticky & will leave a spot!  But the smell is worth spots!
----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] jasmine


> In a message dated 04/05/2003 6:09:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> jsinger@igc.org writes:
>
> > i have a tower of jasmine. confederate jasmine [trachlospermum
> > jasminoides], a vine, has crawled up a 40-foot slash pine in my front
patio
> >
> > and completely swaddled most of the tree's trunk. it is in full bloom
now,
> > and will be, off and on, for most of the summer. one can smell it a
block
> > away.
> >
>
> Jim, that brings back memories!  The house where I grew up in the
panhandle
> had a massive Confederate Jasmine growing on a trellis beside the back
door.
> It was such a handsome mass of green and white!  On Mother's Day Sunday
they
> used to pick large baskets of it and Dorothy Perkins roses.  At the church
> door you were given a pink or white blossom depending on whether your
mother
> was alive or dead.  Since my mother had died when I was an infant, I
always
> received the white, and still think of it on Mother's Day.  I can remember
> the preacher's wife standing on a ladder to pick the white blooms.  It
always
> oozed a white sap, but I don't remember that ir caused a problem by
staining
> or being sticky.  I have often wished I had a greenhouse so that I could
try
> to grow that vine (and for other reasons, too).  Enjoy it!
> Auralie
>
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