The Jasmine Project: After the Rains

We’ve had a heck of a lot of rain lately, combined with a little bit of sun, so I wasn’t really surprised to see that the jasmine bushes started rocketing off over the last few weeks. In addition to sending out some new shoots, they also filled out a lot more. They are starting to look much more solid. It gives me hope that this whole scheme may actually work out, and someday I will look out the window and see a rich wall of leafy green, instead of the neighbors.

Here’s the northernmost plant, with one of the maples in the foreground.

And look! It’s almost at the top of the trellis! I almost thought it might get there in time for this month’s Jasmine Project update, but it looks like we will have to celebrate next month.

Here’s some new growth on the middle plant, which is also very close to reaching the top of the trellis, and may in fact be there by next month as well!

And thinking about flowering, as you can see here.

The plant under the peach is really starting to take off. Lots of new growth.

It was really hard to get a good picture of the plant to the south because there was a giant pile of POO which some animal had left and not even bothered to cover up in the soil which I had just worked a few days before. Thanks, animal!

Alas, these flowerbuds had not yet opened to cover up the smell of the poo.

Bonus garden picture: My daffodils are coming up rather earlier than I expected. My crocuses are not coming up at all. RIP, crocuses. (And tulips, which apparently were fated to bloom once and never again.)