Jasmine Growing Wild in the Woods

I never think of plants I buy in the store as being native or naturalized in native settings in certain parts of the world. They’re just, you know, grown in pots at nurseries. So when I saw the beautiful yellow flowers in the woods behind a neighbor’s house near where I pick up my mail, I thought he must have planted them. But he hadn’t. I’ve seen them on the wetlands walk too, but didn’t realize these were growing on the walk through the development also. This time I took my camera.

The southern pines and the yaupon holly growing rampant in the pictures above are also native, and I have a few of them growing in my yard. In other places, I’ve had to buy them at the store. They’re really beautiful.

I’ve grown the Carolina Jasmine in my garden before and they’re so pretty. But it’s wonderful to have plants that normally grow in your area, and not have to baby plants that don’t like the heat, humidity, and the few days of freezes we have. I opt for easy maintenance and hardy plants, as much as possible. Sometimes even hardy plants succumb to unusual weather patterns.

I managed to get my word count for yesterday and the day before and the corgis go home to their momma and daddy tonight!

I did get more writing in this week than when I have baby here. I’m up to 57K, hope to reach 60K today. Only 23K left to go so far! Well, as far as reaching minimum word count. But this morning, I was thinking of a scene. Not exactly thinking of it, the characters had taken over and were making up their own scene. I love it when that happens. Especially when I remember it! Off to write it down before I forget it!

Have super lovely day!!

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