In The Air Tonight


This amazing plant called Night Blooming Jasmine ( Cestrum nocturnum) has filled our night air with the dreamiest scent of jasmine. It has almost been intoxicating. I have found that people either love this scent or hate it. I personally love it, it makes me feel grateful for some reason, makes me feel the awesome power of nature, it's hard to explain. This plant usually blooms around the full moon for us. She has been blooming continually for the last two weeks. AMAZING!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

8 comments:

Petra said...

Amazing..the way you discibe the fragrance.
My Jasmine (Doftjasmin) is blooming in July.....and I wish I had a 1000 noses when it flowers and spreads it´s fregrance.

easygardener said...

We had a Cestrum nocturnum in the garden when we were on holiday in Greece this year. It took ages to track down where the fragrance was coming from as we were surrounded by Jasmine, but we guessed it was something else. The Cestrum has such innocuous green flowers that we almost missed it.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I have been looking to purchase that plant for a couple of years. People keep telling me that it is not hardy here. Sad.

fairegarden said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! What fragrance that must emit, I love the thought of 1000 noses to drink it in!
Frances

My Mother's Garden said...

Petra~
I like the visual of 1000 noses to capture the scent. I think it's interesting to see the Swedish spelling of the flower names (Doftjasmin). Happy day to you!

Easygardener~
It must have been like a treasure hunt trying to discover where the scent was coming from. I bet you have beautiful memories of Greece whenever you smell the scent of Cestrum nocturnum.Thanks for the visit!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom~
I think it's a zone 9-11 plant but I'm not sure. It's very hardy in my zone 10...one of the strongest plants in my garden. Very challenging to keep pruned etc...but well worth it!

Frances~
I thought that was a great visual too..."1000 noses to drink it in."
Happy day to you!

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Sounds delicious. It is so nice to have fragrance in the garden in the day time and at night. I'm wondering why I've never planted the night blooming jessamine??? It does get rather large but that shouldn't be a problem if placed correctly. I'm going to re-add this to my wish list for spring.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Meems

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Meems~
Oh, it really is a treasure to have this one in the garden, not so much for its visual beauty but for the amazing scent. I hope you get one.
When I planted my Cestrum nocturnum, I made the mistake of planting four plants very close to each other. I imagine it may be 1/4 of the size of my photo if it were one healthy plant. If I only knew 5 years ago, what I know now about gardening, my garden would look a lot different. I guess that's part of the whole learning process.
Thanks for visiting!
Karrita

Anne said...

Wow, that is one amazing speciment! And so loaded with blossoms. It must make you swoon! (and everyone within wafting distance as well....)

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