Too Cold To Be Outside

A Good Time For Planning: Flowers For Pollinators I Snow came down two days ago accumulating just three inches.  Today the garden is still covered with snow and the temperature dropped down to just above 10°F.  It’s a perfect winter day for bird watching through the patio door.  Since the ground is covered with snow and the sources of water around here have turned to ice, they congregate around our … Continue reading Too Cold To Be Outside

Water Jasmine

Another Fragrant Flower Someone named this small tree ‘Water Jasmine’ (Wrightia religiosa Benth.ex Kurz).  I guess because its flower is white and fragrant though it is not a shrub.  This Water Jasmine can grow 10 to 15 feet high and frequently grows right next to fresh water.  I have grown this plant from seed and it’s been with me for 15 years but I couldn’t … Continue reading Water Jasmine