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The 30 Day Challenge – Day 19

Today I am grateful for Creepers! Creepers are such versatile plants that we use to cover unattractive walls and spaces and for vertical interest. I love watching the Star Jasmine in my garden as it fills the wallss and emits its heady perfume. I enjoy the challenge of getting my two small Clematis plants to grow and I love watching the Pandoea jasminoides (Bouwer vine) slowly fill up the trellises around the pool. My newest creepers are Jasminum polyanthum – the rate at which these creepers are growing up their trellises is quite remarkable. For these and all the other creepers in my garden, I am grateful.

Pandorea jasminoides "Charisma"

Photo: Pandorea jasminoides “Charisma” -I love these creepers that are planted against the wall around our swimming pool. They are growing at a steady rate (not very fast) and up until now I’ve mostly enjoyed the variegated foliage as they have not flowered profusely. I am looking forward to seeing them in full flower which I’m hoping will happen soon – so far this season we already have more flowers on them than in previous years.

Pandorea jasminoides “Charisma” – Evergreen twining branches hold glossy bright green leaves with cream edging creating a perfect background for the flowers. Soft pink trumpet-shaped blooms have rosy purple throats for a lovely effect. Grow on a trellis to cover walls or fences.

About the 30 Day Challenge

Cat of The Whimsical Gardener, has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Find something you are thankful for every day, for 30 days, can’t be too difficult, can it? See all Barbie’s and my posts filed under “30 Day Challenge“.

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

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