When I moved in to the hobbit hole two years ago, the fence which separates my yard from that of the front house was covered with a very large and very dead clematis. I tore it down when the fence was repaired, and have been spending the last 24 months staring balefully into my neighbor’s yard. I kept meaning to buy some sort of creeping plant to cover the fence, and not following through, and finally, a couple of weeks ago, I bit the bullet and bought some jasmine on the advice of the lady at Fiddler’s Green Nursery (who was very helpful), who informed me that jasmine grows quickly and is very tough, which makes it suitable for my yard.
I had to balance my need to be a cheapskate with my desire to have big plants, and thereby save time, and ended up compromising on some moderately sized jasmine plants. For general entertainment value, I’ve decided to chronicle their growth. The goal is to totally cover the rather ugly trellising I set up with rich green foliage, which will hide my neighbor’s yard from view (and the interior of my house from the neighbors). Hopefully this will occur sooner rather than later.
The jasmine plants are as-yet unnamed. Perhaps y’all can think of names for them. They are also looking a little wilty in these photos, I think because of the shock from transplanting, and because it was kind of warm. Anyone with jasmine growing experience who has tips and admonishments for me is welcome to chime in; I am determined that these plants must thrive.
Here’s hoping the jasmine gang thrives. And grows supernaturally quickly, because, by Pete, I am tired of looking at my neighbor’s house/yard/dogs/children. And I imagine they are probably tired of the view of my living room and bedroom.