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Jasmines fall into the I-never-met-a-jasmine-I-didn’t-like category. Funny thing is, I thought I had it all sorted out when it comes to this groovy Jasmine Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Red Top’.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Red Top’ at Xera Nursery in PDX.

Of course, now I’ve got it all confused with a few others, and I’m not certain which one I planted where. Such is this gardener’s life. In my defense, it’s okay, isn’t it, when you can’t go wrong on any of the cultivars?

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Red Top’

I looked through my plant tags, kicking myself yet again for not routinely recording locations, but given the excess of T. a. ‘Red Top’ tags, pretty sure above plant is correctly identified. Alternative opinions always welcome.

I also found a couple Jasmines in planters–where I’d tuck the tag alongside. At some point, though, I’ll pull them from the pot and plant in the ground–and then all bets are off.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’ with tag!

A topic of never ending fascination for us gardeners, right? How to keep track of our treasures. I know some of you are blessed with terrific memories and/or systems. I honor you, and will never be amongst your ranks. That’s a Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’ showing at the bottom. I quite love this little groundcover too, though it is inclined to strew itself about. Okay by me.

Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’

I also love this super bright Trachelopsermum asiaticum ‘Ogon Nishiki’. It’s not been as vigorous as some of the others, but I think it’s worth the wait.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Ogon Nishiki’

I keep an eye on the mature Variegated Jasmine at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and hope that mine someday grow this thick and luscious. It could happen.

Trachelespermum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’

I took this photo so I’d be certain to identify the proper bed when reviewing the master planting list. But I kind of like it, just for the photo itself–like big ole piece of jasmine pie.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’ in bed 19 at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Okay, so I’m veering off course–but you see Shearer’s Felt Fern in the photo above. I LOVE it so much, thought I should include this close up.

Pyrrosia sheareri aka Shearer’s Felt Fern

Okay. That’s enough tangential musings for now. I should go pull weeds–so jasmines and companions can spread their little wings.