Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Florals: Jasmine on my mind
I have been keeping a close eye on my jasmine columns this fall. Unusually for Confederate Jasmine, they had a close call with some unknown, unseen enemy but, I believe I have it under control.
In my recent wanderings in Charleston and at Jekyll Island, I've been observing jasmine training which left me wishing my columns would have bloomed while we were still here. Before, that is, Josh and our home here move to Washington DC next month.
It can be truly a thing to behold.
I thought I would track down some reminders, for winter, and for seasons in the north when jasmine blooms will be far away. I could wear it...
Jo Malone, White Jasmine and Mint
Or something a little darker perhaps?
Bulgari, Jasmine Noir
Confederate Jasmine solid perfume ($4.75!!), You Stink Soap (I don't make up the names, folks)
Or secret it away in the shower.
Akhassa Nurture Jasmine Shower Cream, Akhassa Skinbotanica
Encounter it in my tea cup...
Jasmine Petal Tea, VitaminLife
As a baubble....
Awaken Jasmine, QVCUK
But when the time comes again though, I will be truly prepared to take advantage of the blooms:
Like so much in life, it is a question of making strides in patience when I wish seasons and geography did not require it of me.
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Jasmine bouquets: Martha Stewart Omnimedia