Great Griefous, I have been working like a maniac. It's out of control. I've checked on the garden each day for about 2.4 seconds, and fortunately it seems to be growing just fine without me.
My kitty, Siggy, who has decided that she'd rather run away then never see me if I was going to be at work all the time, took off one night this week out into the streets of Charleston, and after a full 10 hour day of work, half a second to eat something and 2.5 hours of trying to find her and finally succeeding, I have had enough for one week.
She really really wants to be a garden cat.
During the week without me, the star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) went from half bloomed to fully bloomed, with the heavenly smell so strong that I can smell it inside when the doors and windows are closed. This might potentially be because my house has the R-value of a pasta strainer. It IS the most smelliferous at night though really all the time its just pretty fabulous. The night bugs also came out this week. Yay, night bugs. You can tell they are still a little trigger shy, like "Oh crap? Am I the only one out here? chirrrrrrrp. Dang. This would suck." But they are starting up bit by bit.
PS. for those of you considering this plant, its hardy to about 40F (5C), but seemed to handle a few below 30 nights we had this past year. The ground never freezes here, so thats probably a consideration. Also, mine blooms in both shade and sun. Its says its a sun plant, and certainly its more bountiful on the sun side, but it has plenty of blooms in what I would call a full light shade situation. Evergreen too, if you don't have scale all over it!
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