For those of you who are still experiencing winter's wrath and pining for Spring, I thought I would share some pictures I captured yesterday of our Carolina Jasmine plant that is in full bloom.
I planted it on a small iron trellis a couple of years ago, which was poor planning on my part.
The poor little trellis disappeared long ago, and the Jasmine has totally wrapped up the hollies surrounding it.
Even though my plant reminds me of that old horror movie The Blob, in which some oozy gooey stuff covered everything in sight, I still love its bright yellow blooms in the Spring. It's like a burst of sunshine outside our bedroom windows, especially on these dreary, rainy days we've been having.
I love the way the sun was filtering through the petals of these blossoms (you can click on the pictures if you'd like to get a closer look).
There's a old saying about "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." I think that's true of Carolina Jasmine, too. Just look at my neighbor's plant cascading gracefully over her fence. It's so much prettier than my "blob."