Jasminum sambac, Arabian Jasmine, is now blooming in my garden. The little white flowers begin as tiny buds which slowly unfurl their waxy petals. As the day progresses the white color of the petals turn to red and white.
Each day I go out and harvest the heaven scented flowers for a tincture I am creating for the liquid botanical aspect of Cimbalom.
“Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom July is dressed up and playing her tune.”
~ Seals & Croft
Originally I had bought almost all my plants at Lowes, this year I plan to pick up more from a local nursery called Boething Treeland. I’d much rather support a small, family operated, local nursery that a huge corporate conglomerate.