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There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Water Jasmine - Wrightia Religiosa


















Sometime in the past.
I tried to uproot these together with it partial damaged roots.
Pulling them is a feat as the roots had embedded deep into the soil.
The rescue is another factor -
it appeared to be a failed mission
when these somehow find itself growing around abandoned areas.

When all these attempts fail.
I humbly planted them using seeds.
At first try - I manage to sprout 4-5 seeds.
It started a steady growth
and it took almost 4 years for it to start it's glorious blooms.

These are the pictures of initial growths.
The leaves are broad and long.
Somehow,
I really thought this is not going to work out
but I manage to persevere in constant pruning and stripping of the leaves.

Then finally one day....
It started blooming a thousand flowers.
The fragrance is captivating and the flowers lasted for few weeks.
Many people turn this into a bonsai.
They may enjoy few hundred blooms when its dwarfed...
but there is another joy to see it at my height and gives a reward of a thousand.

The price: the patience of waiting almost for 4 years.












6 comments:

  1. Your perseverance is worth it. The blooms are beautiful.

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  2. Looks good and smells good too so it should definitely be part of our plant collection.

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  3. It takes gut of steel to prune and strip the way you did. Your jasmine are really lovely. :D

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  4. Jasmine fragrance is worth a wait. I am not a fan of bonsai, full sized plants give so much more when you seek flowers and fragrance.

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  5. Hi, thanks for your sharing n others too. Oh I have 2 pots of this plants for over 27 years n I just transferred one to d ground after the pot was broken. It was filled with roots n had I had neglected it for a long time n I didn't know that it is called Water Jasmine. Thanks again.

    Basil, Kuching

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