In a Vase: A Jasmine Posy

This will have to be a brief post, just as this was, in its way, a rather small posy.  I wanted to showcase the jasmine flowers (Jasminum sambac) which are blooming now.  They are fragile and drop quickly, but having their fragrance and beauty in the house, even for a few hours, is delightful.

With them is one miniature rose...

...a purple Catharanthus flower, and also a white from a self-seeded plant (all the more interesting as I've never planted a pure white)...

...and Perovskia and Lavandula dentata.

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Well, that is quite a bit, really, for such a small vaseful!


Linking with the IaVoM at Rambling in the Garden - thank you, Cathy!

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Cathy (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:04)

    Yes, quite a lot indeed for a little vase - and what rich colours, despite the smallness of the blooms. I don't know Catharanthus at all but have Googled it and see it is part of the same family as Vinca or periwinkle and I now recall you or another US blogger using them before. Hope all is OK amidst your busy-ness

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:14)

    Cathy - All is well- I've been doing some extra writing, which I love... I actually used to dislike Catharanthus as it was used to the point of banality in container plantings in the Midwest (think flowering urns in front of gas stations...) I've certainly come to appreciate it here! I suspect it requires significant heat to flower well, otherwise surely it would be commonly used in the UK? Or perhaps it's an acquired taste, after all...!

  • #3

    Loree / danger garden (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:49)

    Oh that must smell so good! Love the rich colors...

  • #4

    Kris P (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:27)

    A little scent, even if temporary, is a major mood-lifter. Have a great day, Amy!

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:40)

    Loree - It does! Nothing smells better than jasmine, and this is one of my favorite species. :)

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:44)

    Thank you, Kris! I definitely agree. Hopefully there will be plenty more of this to bring inside eventually. Right now it's still quite small. Have a wonderful evening!

  • #7

    Cathy (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:42)

    Enjoy the scent and I hope the flowers will last for you!

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:02)

    Thank you so much, Cathy! Happily, the jasmine and Catharanthus both have opened new blooms in the vase! :)