I'm not sure just how many of you have experienced the aroma and sweet fragrance of the Night Blooming Jasmine. I planted this one at the end of last summer and the frost and freeze killed all but one branch of the bush. So I was just not expecting the sort of continued blooms that this plant produces; all summer long. With each new branch, I get hundreds of small trumpet-like blooms that will only open at night and give off it's sweet aroma. Each and every evening the air is saturated, if I leave the back door open, the whole house is filled with the jasmine perfume. It does make for a lovely outdoor party and I will sit outside at the garden table to breath in it's nectar. I will probable put up a trellis next year and hopefully keep it trained and controlled.
In the back ground, you can see my two Mango's tree; I started with three and one died. These are about 3 years old. Since we do have frost I bring them in during the winter and they grow in spurts.
On the opposite fence I planted 2 small Loofa plants. As you can see the vines have taken over the back fence, the small building and my garden. They also give off a faint sweet small as this plant is in the gourd family. So far I have 4 large tubers that I am hoping to clean and use for bathing. Will see just how much trouble it's going to be to clean them up. I will NOT be planting any more loofa's next year.