Tuesday, July 27, 2010

All that Jasmine

Jasminum sambac, Arabian Jasmine, is now blooming in my garden. The little white flowers begin as tiny buds which slowly unfurl their waxy petals. As the day progresses the white color of the petals turn to red and white.

Each day I go out and harvest the heaven scented flowers for a tincture I am creating for the liquid botanical aspect of Cimbalom.

"Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom July is dressed up and playing her tune."

~ Seals & Croft

Originally I had bought almost all my plants at Lowes, this year I plan to pick up more from a local nursery called Boething Treeland. I'd much rather support a small, family operated, local nursery that a huge corporate conglomerate.


marmee said...

beautiful! where do you get your lovely bottles? thanks.

Illuminated Perfume said...

Thank you Marmee! The bottles in the photo are from an online lab supply company. I ordered them years ago, if I unearth the info I'll convo it your way.

Brizel Handcrafts said...

Your blog is such a beautiful place to come and hang out. Thank you for taking the time to create such beauty !

Illuminated Perfume said...

Brizel, I really appreciate your lovely energy, thank you!