If you are looking for a plant that gives you privacy, and smells divine when it's blooming, consider adding Jasmine to your landscape. I can't take any credit for the great planning or planting of the previous owner, but he was brilliant. Because of the layout of our backyard, the previous owner had the vision to plant this for privacy on the deck. I am so glad he did!! I really am not sure how long ago it was planted, but this is our second summer to enjoy it.
Here is a few pictures when it was in full bloom! These were a few photos I had taken to send my parents. You could smell the the divine fragrance down to the street below our house. It's hard to tell from this picture, but there is a house across the street. It gives us great privacy.
I gave it a good trim a few days before we left for our vacation, and was shocked to see how much it had grown during our absence. My Jack Russell, Baby, wanted her picture taken, too!
The brown bench she is standing on is another summer project that I still haven't gotten around to painting, yet.
With all the wonderful benefits this Jasmine provides, there is one downside. It grows like crazy, and actually with our mild winters has some growth even then. It truly was like a jungle out there!!!
The other downside is when you have to trim it. The sap is like glue. It will ruin your clothes, and takes a good scrub to remove it from your skin!
Mr. Ed also has his favorite spot, and wasn't very happy I woke him from his nap! He has to hide from the mean ole Mockingbirds, who constantly taunt the poor kitty!
I wish I could tell you that it is all neatly trimmed, but I started back to school this week. They decided our classrooms needed to be painted the week before school started back! I could not believe the mess my room was in when I returned from vacation. Now that my room is finally back in order after working on it all week, I am very thankful to have freshly painted walls! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by, and checking out my jungle. Hopefully, I will have tamed it again by Saturday!! Do you have any Jasmine plants? I would love to hear your story.