Not very visible in these pics but to work on one area of #madieravine infestation, I cleared a path through #lantana#nightbloomingjasmine#balloonvine#devilsfig and #croftonweed all woven around a fallen tree.
Thankfully, once that vigorous work was done I could sit down, take off my gloves and run my hands through the dirt teasing out vine roots, untangling vine shoots from other plants stems, and picking up each leaf, stem, root clipping and aerial tuber I can see. It’s calming work, and I get to listen to the story of the plants I’m working with.
I have a lot of respect for the vine’s potent will to succeed, and yet it’s incredibly gentle approach. Of all the weed species at JH, it might be the most feminine of all - not only capable of reproducing in 5 ways (though it cannot produce seed in this country), but also it’s leaves and tubers are moist, fleshy and edible, and I’d guess very soothing to the gut and skin.
I’m not well skilled in #plantmedicine but I have a feeling that in order to protect the landscape from weed invasion it would be helpful to know more about the plants that push out the native species. @wildflowerwalker do you know much about the medicine of weed species?
Autumn to Fall
They bring the news of Her arrival
Shefali,Kaash and Chhattim.
The trees of chhattim felt like calendar this year.May be it was the first time i was paying that sort of attention to them.In full bloom from Panchami and the day after Dashami the flowers made their beds to rest till next year.
Kaash might still be swaying but on slower rhythm..Shefali still greets me every morning from being bloomed the night before on my morning walk.They are guests for some more time.
Autumn to fall..handembroidered kaash and paarijaat on handloom Cotton Mangalgiri blouse piece with woven Nizam border with shefalis falling on its each sleeve.
Price on request.
“All through the night the flowers flare, scent flowing and catching the wind.” ~ Giovanni Pascoli in “Night Blooming Jasmine”
Oh my word. It took me days to figure out where the sweet smell was coming from when we lived in the little cottage in Pompano Beach after we first came to South Florida. This little bush has been in the ground only a month or so and didn’t look like it would make it. Now already it’s smothered with blossoms. What a heavenly fragrance mingling with night sounds.
This tiny clump of flowers from my night Jasmine plant that I brought inside for the winter is overpowering - the fragrance has filled the first floor of the house. So strong that I have to clip it and toss it. 😢
So ..Im posting this as its quite interesting, beautiful and scenty as well😅😍❤️.....
Commonly called as #Raatkiraani#nightbloomingjasmine#jasmine . Family ➡️ solanaceae
-1&3picture are taken after the midday(Partially bloomed)
-2picture at nights (fully bloomed)
-3picture at bright sunlight (closed)
(REASON WHY IT BLOOMS AT NIGHT)
1) just like other flowering plants, jasmine also produces flower-inducing hormone in its leaves when there is bright sunlight. This hormone is called #florigen & it goes from leaves to flowering shoots during the day. It accumulates in the flowering shoots of the jasmine plant and induces flowering during the night. So due to this jasmine bloom at night .
2) It might be also due to the fact that most of the night flowers are white as white can be seen better in less light which makes it easy for insects to find out. As they bloom at night ,they are pollinated by moths and bats. They are very scented - which goes about in area within 300-500ft of the plant as an attractant for nighttime moths and bats.