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The Sciences


Cosmic VarianceBy cjohnsonMay 14, 2006 6:14 AM


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The Jasmine hedge is in full flower now, and the smell is gorgeous. It is trachelospermum jasminoides ("Star Jasmine"), really. Not a true Jasmine at all, but very reminiscent of Jasmine. I have a true Jasmine vine nearby and there are several similarities. Lots of lovely small scented flowers, looking like stars. See the comparison shot. (On the left is an actual Jasmine. Our friend is on the right.) Here's the hedge in full bloom:


You know, I was thinking... If I ever have a daughter, perhaps I will call her Jasmine. With the agreement of the mother, of course. Yes.... Jasmine. Such a lovely name. Such a lovely scent. Such a lovely flower. -cvj

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