Jasmine bloom

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jasmin2.jpgLast spring I bought some greenery for the veranda of our new apartment. This rather dull-looking, waist-high shrub is an orange jasmine. The people at the shop told me it would bloom wonderfully scented flowers.

But last year, there were no blooms, just a collection of green leaves. We were disappointed.

jasmin3.jpgTwo days ago, the plant fulfilled its promise and produced a single blossom. It's not much to look at; about 2 cm long and hardly distinguishable from a leaf unless you look closely.

But it's so highly perfumed that this one tiny flower can be smelled from the far end of the veranda and even in the office when I leave the door open.

I truly hope that it makes flowers one at a time. The jasmine scent sort of clashes with the toilet paper...

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I love the smell--Sometimes it is too strong. In my house this year a GUMI tree (shrub) comes into bearing. The seeds are cute, and eaten -- it taste wild? and good. My daughters love them.

There seems to be many toilet references in your blog - perhaps you need to have a category for toilets.. :-)

The lilac in the back is in full bloom. On overcast humid days you can smell it down the block! I cut a few blooms off the other day and thought of Grandmom Romayne.

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