Friday, August 10, 2007
Lately, the Night Blooming Jasmine on our front porch has the most fragrant blooms. I can't help but sneak off a bloom and carry it around before I go to bed, then I put it on my nightstand so I can smell it before I drift off to sleep. The variety we have is Madagascan Jasmine, a member of the Stephanotis family. They remind me of a bridal bouquet. I hope I can keep this one growing all year long in the house.
At the restaurant, we have several Night Blooming Jasmine, of the Queen of the Night variety. I have known several people over the years who have taken clippings from our plants and they have their own shrub now. I think I'll snip a piece for myself soon. The doorways out of the restaurant smell so sweet and delicious guests always ask what smells so good.