I have talked about the Confederate Jasmine here in my GEORGIA GARDENS in the past. My love for the hardy vine and scent she gives off during the early summer.
Last years blooms were so intoxicating while filling the air with sweet scent. I love this vine as I have never had to give it any attention. No pruning, no water, no nothing. I just sit back and enjoy this plant!
This year is a different story though. The Ice Storm of February gave her a punch in the vine!
I feared loosing all 3 of my vines but did hold out hope as I could still see some bright green leaves within. This photo is the same vine as seen in the first photo of this posting. It took the worse hit of all the vines. I assume due to it being a bit more exposed to the elements then the other two. I would say, I lost about 95% of this vine. Sigh...
It is tough pruning vines as they are connected together so a lot of healthy vine may be removed with the damaged vine.
Now is bloom time and they are indeed bouncing back and even have some blooms for me to enjoy!
It will take some time for the one on the right to get back to its once glory but that's okay, I can wait.
I am just happy to have not lost them.
And I know in time, they will once again stand tall and shine in my garden.
And a bonus was blooms for me this year as I did not expect any at all. Ah, the Sweet Scent of CONFEDERATE JASMINE, In the Garden...
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