Sunday, October 12, 2014

Yesterday, today, tomorrow of broken dreams

This is what I aspired for when a planted  tiny, 30 centimetres tall yesterday, today, tomorrow plant five years ago:

When I planted it in October 2009, it looked like this:

Today, pretty much exactly five years later, it looks like this:

 Notice any difference?

Of course not. That is because today my yesterday, today, tomorrow plant looks exactly as it looked five years ago.

If at least it were to wither, I could eradicate it with a clear conscience. But no, that would be too simple. Instead, it loses most leaves in the winter, regains them in spring - and flowers. And who could kill a plant that flowers so beautifully, with fragrant flowers to boot! Not me...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Jasmine plants, one year on

While everybody's panicking because the year's going by too fast, I am bracing myself for the end of the jasmine flowering season. Only a few days more... and the wonderful fragrance will not rush to meet me as I open the door leading onto my garden. But no matter, there's always next year.

Here is the difference that the past year has made to my young jasmine plants:

The parent plant is going strong too: