"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, February 22, 2010

Italian Jasmine

The Italian Jasmine shoots, I dug up, are blooming in the greenhouse and getting their tiny leaves on as well..............a good sign that all is well in the greenhouse............so far. I had hopes of selling these plants...................and now that I am not ready to get the nursery license, ...........I will see how they do potted for awhile and then maybe plant them as a natural fence for my flower garden.
Outside the Italian Jasmine is in full bloom and full of honey bees. I have always loved this old plant. One plant that I am also in the progress of sprouting in the greenhouse is yellow and pink Lantana. One of my favorite memories of my grandmother's house ..................an old white house with a large front porch.................with two large pink and yellow lantana bushes in the front of the porch. I have always loved these flowers because of that memory................
how about you? Do you remember any of your grandmother's flowers and still love those flowers today? I would love to hear!


17 comments:

Patty H. said...

Waht a pretty flower that jasmine has. My mom is a lover of any and all plants. Ihave some-house plants mostly-that she has started for me.

Shas said...

They look busy yet beautiful.

grammy said...

Pretty and great memories. Hollyhocks (o: That is one of the flowers my Grandma had and helped us make dolls with. Good memories.

Vickie said...

Hi Kathleen - I love jasmine. I set some out last year, some pink. I don't think it was as hardy as yours. one of my two croaked.

One grandmother had strawberry plants on one side of her porch. The other side she had a bunch of different flowers planted, roses, petunias, lots of Christmas cactus and aloe, and others I can't remember. But she had a green thumb. She had plants and pots all over the yard and her house. I LOVE hollyhocks but I think it's too hot for them here.

My other grandmother had a whole hedge of four o-clocks. I always thought it was so neat that they knew when to open!

Daisy said...

Your Italian jasmine is really pretty, Kathleen. My grandmother had the prettiest Christmas cactus growing in pots on her porch. I hope you have a nice week ahead. :)

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I remember the orange daylilies that bloomed at the west side of my paternal grandmother's house--I always called them Tiger Lilies as a child, but I don't know if that was really the correct name.
My maternal grandmother had wonderful blue hydrangeas at the side of her house under her bedroom window. I must say that I do favor both of these beautiful flowering plants, I'm sure partly due to sentiment. Love your post!

Lanny said...

Keep propagating and potting, you'll be there in no time and there will be plenty of folks who will want a larger, "ready to go" plant for their landscape.

As per your earlier post. I love beets! The first planting of ours have just come up I plant about five or six varieties at a time, just a few rows of each, and about two or three weeks at a time.

Spring and summer I love steamed beets, I make too many and then I have cold beets for in my salads and such, pickled they are awesome! In the fall and winter they are terrific roasted with other root vegies and squash. From my childhood to this day one of my favorite dishes is Harvard Beets.

They are a nutritional and healing power house!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Kathleen,

I love Lantana..it has such a nostalgic feeling to it and all the pretty colors..oh, my!

I traveled my whole childhood (Dad was in the Air Force for 23 years). Sadly, there were some issues with his mom and my mom and I never got to really know her due to this. My mom's mother died when I was six years old but I do have fond memories of her (Granny) :0)

I love to read about the memories that people have of their grandparents.

Thanks for coming over for a visit..Have a lovely day!

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥
Stephanie

KathyB. said...

The jasmine plants are lovely. They look as if they are the type of plants to be taken for granted,but really imbue a garden with texture and substance.

Snow on The Mountain, that is what my grandmother had a lot of and loved. And her Hollyhocks. She gave me seeds from her Hollyhocks, but although the seeds I planted grew, they succumbed to a disease. I learned they would not do well in my wet, cold and damp environment without producing and succumbing to even more of the disease..and even would spread it to other flowers.What a disappointment to me....

Looks like you're off and running with your seed business and good fortune and many blessings to you in this!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I think the flowers and graceful stems look more airy than busy - I love a plant we have called gaura - lots of tiny blooms along stems which move with every breeze. In fact - looking forward to this dratted SNOW ending so spring can get sprung around here!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i've always loved jasmine. my mom has one and it smells so good. another favorite "smelly" flower is honeysuckle.

I remember a huge willow tree that my grandparents had in their backyard when i was small. we used to hide in it because the leaves hung all the way to the ground. on hot days we would play on the homemade slip-n-slide and under that tree to cool off.

Linda said...

Yes, I love zinnias because of my grandmother!And also Impatiens because of my mom!!!

Jenny said...

Is Italian Jasmine the same thing as forsythia? They look very similar. I have some very nice forsythia bushes but still no buds here yet.

My grandma grew everything but I think it's the sounds of the birds that I remember most from her garden. My dh's grandma passed many, many plants down to me so I always think of her while I enjoy them - country roses, day lilies, tiger lilies, amaryllis, wild hyacinth, purple hull peas for the garden & more.

Together We Save said...

Those are pretty!! I am so ready for spring!!

Mildred said...

I love the jasmine and we have very good luck with it here. Such a sweet memory of your Grandmother; Georgia's clay and hot sun are perfect conditions for growing lantana and the butterflies and hummers love it!
My grandma had what she called a pear bush that bloomed at the same time as the forsythia. I found out later that it was actually a red quince.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I see progress at your place Kathleen, and that's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear you have such busy bees right now. I'm sure they will love all the blooms you can give them.
My grandmother had tons of creeping flox around her house, and since her house sat on a hill, the flox would spread down all over her yard like a waterfall... I remember thinking it was so pretty.

Julie said...

Oh, Miss Kathleen...
I just love reading memories people have with their grandparents, especially their grandmothers. I so wish that I had them - but still I love reading about others!
I understand that one of my grndmothers was an excellent gardener - vegetables and flowers. I could sure use her help, right now. Hopefully, somewhere deep down inside of me is that green thumb gene that's somehow making it's way to the top?!?! I know that my heart is willing...

Many Blessings,
Julie