Star Jasmine seemed appropriate for Christmas, with a Geranium and Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ for the red, and a little asparagus fern. Trachelospermum jasminoides is as sweet as Jasmine but more controllable.
I spent a rare weekend in the city, so it was a good chance to get the jungle of vines under control. Both the Fuchsia and the Star Jasmine needed major trimming, the Fuchsia because it had become so leggy, and the Star Jasmine because it was threatening to take over the driveway and climb the neighbour’s trees.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for inspiring us to bring flowers inside every Monday this year, and returning her wishes of Peace, Prosperity, and Goodwill.