Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jasmine

The pretty Yellow Jasmine vine is in full bloom around our front door. The sweet fragrance gives a warm welcome.



Yellow Jasmine, also called Carolina Jasmine is common in the south. Easy to grow and a hardy plant, you will often see it vining around mailboxes, fences, or a trellis. I have found that it grows in sun or part shade.

(Interesting fact)...Yellow jessamine has been used by herbalists to treat eye ailments and as natural, perfumed hair oil. The essential oils of the plant are extracted for use in the perfume industry, since the pleasant odor is difficult to reproduce synthetically.

All parts of this plant are extremely poisonous if eaten; however, the bright yellow spring blossoms are a source of nectar for butterflies.


12 comments:

Happy @ Home said...

I love jasmine. What a great idea to grow it around your front door. It must be wonderful to walk thru your door now and catch a whiff of it's fragrance. May I ask how you keep it trained to stay in place?

Protege said...

Jasmine has the most incredible scent, I have never seen a yellow one, I am only familiar with the white flowers. How odd as I lived in North Carolina for almost a decade; I probably never knew that what I saw (or scented) was jasmine.;))

Sheila said...

How pretty.
I've only ever seen it in white.
It looks so sweet around your front door.
hugs
xx

Fifi Flowers said...

THat is GORGEOUS! YOur home is PRECIOUS!
I have pink jasmine and it is blooming like crazy right now and smelling incredible!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That must smell incredible! What pretty flowers. I never knew it was poisonous.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is so beautiful! I love that it is growning around your front door! Does it stay green year round?

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, your front door and yellow Jasmine looks so pretty. It is still a bit too chilly here for things to be blooming...so I enjoyed your view very much.

ruth

Ruth Welter said...

Ps...Love your new painting from the below post Donna. It is so impressionistic and lovely.

Ruth

Donna said...

I Love jasmine.....hughugs

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Donna, Dumb me....I planted what I thought was a jasmine vine outside my christmas shed, thinking how pretty it would be vineing over the door. NOT! It is some kind of shrub jasmine. The flower looks exactly the same but it has these long branches. I love how yours looks.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Donna, I got curious after I commented and did some research. Seems I have a winter jasmine and I do remember it blooming in the late winter. I have it planted in the wrong place though. ugh!

Meggie said...

What a lovely deco around your door! Lovely yellow color and I'm sure quite fragrant.