This Month's Featured Plant
Days in March here, can be brilliantly sunny and warm enough to convince you that spring is indeed here, only to be followed by 30 degree drops at night. Surface soils repeatedly freeze and thaw. But this is when spring beauties, trout lilies, and Carolina jessamines are coming into full glory. They love the cold, clean, early spring breezes. And if you’ve ever been lucky enough to smell the sweet, thick fragrance of Carolina jessamine (this month’s feature plant) in March or April, you would want to plant one where the scent will waft your way. These evergreen vines grow in sun or light shade and need to be planted where you will get to smell them in early spring. Consider over a fence or railing or on a trellis where you pass by everyday. Or let the vine ramble over rocks or a wall. In full sun and good soil, Carolina jessamine can get dense and thick and grow 12 or more feet in length, but in some shade, it will be more open and can get much longer or taller and reach high up into trees. It climbs by twining and is not damaging to mortar or shingles. And an added bonus is that it is not unusual for the vines to flower in the fall as well. Our suggested companions for Carolina jessamine are plants for part shade that are also very fragrant but at different times of the year. more info
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