Jasmine, Jonquils, and Johnny Jump Ups

What’s happening on Mist Mountain ?  A Walk-Around in April, a very unpredictable month.

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Jasmine contain around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions. The only Jasmine around here is one of my granddaughter’s middle name.


The jonquil, a narcissus with clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers and cylindrical leaves, native to southern Europe and northeastern Africa does grow in town, but I stick with the heartier daffodils.

Johnny Jump Ups are a popular viola. They are called “old fashioned” favorites.A friend. who seems to be continually digging up her yard, gave me some starts of Jump Ups and I can see a tiny little green coming through the straw where they are supposed to be planted so they made it through the winter.

I love it when I look in the garden and think of the people in my life who have given me certain plant starts and remember the stories of how they got to here.  The lilacs from Charlotte because she was sick of mowing around them. Deborah’s raspberries because she didn’t have time to deal with them. Mildred’s beautiful white lilies because they were taking over her garden so she had to split them up.




4 thoughts on “Jasmine, Jonquils, and Johnny Jump Ups”

    1. Yes, and it makes me interested in the whole heirloom seeds and the seed savers. If only there were enough time to pursue it all. Thanks for visiting.

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