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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Monday, October 4, 2010

More Jasmines

Its been exciting to come in close contact with more jasmines. I have been thinking whether its worth it to have the ones called jasmine (minus the fragrance) Well, I wonder if you would be surprised to find such a species like this.

I thought this one is known as Thai Jasmine only to find out that I was mistaken.
Its true name is Snowflake, Milky Way, Artic Snow, Winter Cherry Tree, Sweet Indrajao, Pudpitchaya, Hyamaraca (Wrightia Antidysenterica)

Again - wrightia share with another species (religiosa) which is somehow known as Winter Jasmine which seemed to have a good heavy scent unlike this one.

This one is my pruned winter jasmine which had been furiously blooming.

My Orange Jasmine had given out a fruit. (Of course, this one is not edible)


  1. I think the centre of that Jasmine is beautiful James but its such a shame that it doesn't have any scent. I would rather grow the winter one that had some scent.

    I never realised that you got fruits from Jasmines.

  2. Fragrance is something to be wished for but the Wrightia flowers are so beautiful that I think the plant is worth growing.

  3. White has a beauty of its own.. sweet. ~bangchik

  4. Lovely white Jasmines, James! I once grew that orange jasmine, which I've always called Lakeview Jasmine. What a strong scent it had! Can't say I was fond of the aroma, but how beautiful it was covered in the white blooms! The butterflies thought so too.

  5. The seed looks cute James. That snowflake wrightia is an exceptional plant. Love their show of flowers even no scent. Also I think the flower looks like a gardenia ;-) You have quite a lot of white/jasmine don't you? Do you collect their flowers or leave them on the shrub?

  6. James, I still remember vividly how you pointed out to me in my 'Thai Jasmine' post long ago that it doesn't have any scent, even to the extent of checking at your mom's and other people's garden. Later another blogger, "Emokidxd" commented that it doesn't have any scent because it is not Thai Jasmine. He said it was Wrightia antidysentrica. How right!

    I am still growing this plant. The beauty of this flower with the yellow heart is enough to compensate for the fragrance that it does not have. Whenever I look at the lovely flowers, I always think back about your comment and how it made me realise my mistake. I have since ammended my post but I have been unable to locate Emokidxd to say my thank you.

    You do a vast knowledge about plants and I am thankful for the support and guidance you had given me when I first started my garden blog. You know something? I was quite scared each time you asked me a question in the comments because I was afraid I didn't know how to answer you correctly. And hey, these are the challenges that helped me improve my garden writing. So keep blogging and Cheers!

  7. I have both types of jasmine and the wrightia that you are featuring. They are lovely and best of all, hardy. I wonder whether the wrightia is actually a cure for dysentry, given its name; W.Antidysenterica. Perhaps its good to do some research.

  8. I have that non-scented Wrightia jasmine too, though pretty pure white flowers but odourless. If Im not mistaken, locally we call it Bunga Melati to distinguish it from Bunga Melur, the scented one..

  9. I have not seen the seeds of an orange jasmine before. It is interesting to know! I have the Thai Jasmine, growing rather tall and lanky! The beauty of this plant is they are forever blooming!

  10. I just love jasmine. I bet that red fruit looks great in contrast with the flowers and leaves.

  11. Dont worry James, even if it's not fragrant it is still beautiful and looking elegant on your palm! White flowers always look elegant especially if blooming profusely.

  12. Rosie - I too enjoy the centre - give that torned paper kind of effect on the flowers. They are still blooming - I guess its a constant bloomer.

    Bangchik - I believe too.

    Floridagirl - How interesting - Lakeview Jasmine. It must be flooding the area with the sweet scent in the evenings.

    Stephanie - Ah Yes, Gardenias - they look so much like jasmine too. I normally leave the flowers on the plant - hoping that any butterflies, bees or moths may enjoy the nectar.

    Belle - Thank you so much for the lovely heart-felt comment. Please do not be afraid of my comments or questions - Im too learning along the way & whatever I know - I share. I really enjoy your blog - Hope my comments or questions don't sound harsh (if thats what they sound like in a comment box)
    We all make mistakes - its learning to be
    better - that is the real deal.

    Elsie - Wow.. that is so interesting. Probably that needs checking. Thanks for sharing it.

    P3Chandran - So, this is what they call Melati - wow, I really didn't know that. (the scented & non-scented names differ)

    kitchen flavours - You are so right, I seen some tall ones with many flowers on them. - thanks for dropping by.

    Wendy - The fruit tends to drop immediately once ripe and so there are no contrast of red hanging fruits. The real deal is the flowers - they never cease to amaze me with their scent.

    Andrea - Thanks. Never thought that way - thank you for mentioning their elegance.

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.

  13. James: I saw your questions you posted on my blog. Since I am not sure if you will come back to check the answers, I figure I will come over to answer the questions on your own blog :)

    My ground orchids are in the partial shade area, about three hours sun. Actually, there are some in an area that have a little bit more sun did not do as well as the ones in a shadier area.

    I put some miracle grow granular (slow release) fertilizer at the holes when I first planted them in the ground early this year (Feberuary), and did not put any more fertilizer after that.

    Not sure if it is hybrid, but my guess it is. This is my first year to grow ground orchids, and not sure if they will perform as well next year.


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