The Jasmine Project: Good News, Bad News

It’s time for the monthly jasmine update. For those just tuning in, I planted some jasmine in June, and I’m tracking it as it grows. Watch my garden grow! Or something.

Flowering in Progress
Flowering in Progress

So, the good news is that the two northernmost jasmine are both doing really well. They’re putting out shoots of new growth, and flowers, and they are being generally awesome.

This is the northernmost jasmine; I thought it was going to be too shady here, and this plant is really thriving, so, uhm, evidently jasmine likes shade.
This is the northernmost jasmine; I thought it was going to be too shady here, and this plant is really thriving, so, uhm, evidently jasmine likes shade.
Flower buds on the northernmost jasmine.
Flower buds on the northernmost jasmine.
Another healthy jasmine; those buds had a minor role in The Jasmine Project: A New Growth last month.
Another healthy jasmine; those flowers had a minor role as buds in The Jasmine Project: A New Growth last month.

The bad news…is that the jasmine under the peach tree is really struggling. I think that for some reason, it was shocked more than the other plants when I planted them, and it is having a tough time recovering. I thought that it might be dead, but there is some healthy growth near the base, so…we shall see. I’m trying to baby it along.

I think this spot may be too sunny.
I think this spot may be too sunny.

The southernmost jasmine is doing ok. It’s not quite as robust as the ones to the north, and for some reason it keeps detrellising itself, but it’s got a good foothold, and it appears to be going strong.

I swear, theres a plant amongst the shadows!
I swear, there's a plant amongst the shadows!

The cool thing? All those buds and flowers are just the teensiest bit aromatic, and on a sunny day when I sit on the porch, I can smell the jasmine. Which is a vastly superior smell to all of the other odors which haunt this neighborhood.