Tuesday, May 7, 2013

35 How to Make a Jasmine Topiary

Last weekend as I got out of the car at my friend Lezley's house, I was immediately greeted with a delightful fragrance. The wonderful aroma of Jasmine hit me as if I were swimming in it!

As I looked around I could see why...gorgeous pots of Jasmine lined the driveway and were strategically placed throughout her yard.
DIY Jasmine Topiary


First thought that came to mind??....I have to do this!

I spend an enormous amount of time in my screened pool enclosure, (where I am now, throwing the ball in the pool between sentences for 3 spoiled Rotties) and imagined the Jasmine blowing in the breeze...filling my yard with loveliness!

Rotties in Pool


Dave, Lezley's husband has been growing his Jasmine for years, so it's established. I wanted to create Dave's effect but knew it wouldn't look half as gorgeous for several years...gotta say...I'm pretty excited about how it turned out.

How to Create a Jasmine Topiary

Materials Needed

Large Jasmine Plant
I purchased the largest plant I found at Home Depot for $9.99. I could have bought a smaller plant but wanted a taller more established look.

Patio Pot ~Your Preference- These babies can be expensive for a more decorative pot. Since I was testing the waters with this project I just bought a large plastic pot for $9.99

Tomato Cage I looked at all types of trellis but wanted a cone effect....opted to go with a tomato cage! Lots cheaper than a trellis too...$2.89

Assembly

I repotted the Jasmine in the large pot. We placed (hubby helped) the tomato cage over the Jasmine.
DIY Jasmine Topiary

Todd drilled holes in the side of the pots and secured the cages with wire for stability.

DIY Jasmine Topiary

He then cut the middle ring of the cage in three places, so I could weave the branches through without breaking them.


DIY Jasmine Topiary


I weaved...he watched. Then I complained mentioned that the cage didn't seem as secure since he ruined modified it.
Mr. Smarty Pants got a plain ole drinking straw and slid it over the cuts so they were secure again! (Todd is a person who you would want on Survivor...he comes up with the best fixes!)

DIY Jasmine Topiary

DIY Jasmine Topiary

They may not be as Fab-U-Los-O as Lezley and Daves yet... give em' time...in the meantime, they smell heavenly! Wish this post had a Scratch & Sniff!

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35 comments:

  1. I love Jasmine. I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  2. I have several jasmines in the yard trained on iron bed headboards. You will "grow" to love yours so much, you will plant more.

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    1. I LOVE them already Donna! The smell is divine!! I agree...I already want more! I'll be contemplating where this weekend!

      I bet your jasmine on iron head boards is gorgeous! What an inventive idea!!

      Thanks for visiting!
      xoxo

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  3. Love your jasmine! Very cute!I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I'm from the South too...Florida!
      I'll head over and take a look!
      xoxo

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  4. Oh, beautiful. I don't know much about jasmine, is it easy to care for?

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  5. I absolutely LOVE the smell of Jasmine. I now want some for Mother's Day! Our patio garden is thriving in our screened in pool enclosure here in FL {OMGosh I cannot believe you have THREE big dogs - LOL}. Thanks so much for bringing this by my "Best Of The Weekend" party!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! xo, Claire

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    1. Yes...three BIG babies! Have to fill my nest some how~ what better way than 300 pounds of Rottn Love!
      Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!
      xoxo

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  6. This is beautiful!! I saw you at Flamingo Toes... now stalking you all over social media :)
    I would love for your to join in  The Weekend Block Party (where you can link up your facebook, twitter, bloglovin, intagram, and pinterest - so bloggers can stalk you ALL over social media) both going on now at One Organic Mama.

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    1. Thanks KT! So glad you found me...I'd love to stalk...I mean follow you back!
      xoxo

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  7. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Let's Get Social Sunday blog hop. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Mamal! I appreciate you stopping by to take a look!
      xoxo

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the fragrance of Jasmine and can just imagine how awesome your yard smells! Even without the scratch and sniff!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. I wish I could provide a scratch and sniff though...
      Thank you for reading Selene!
      xoxo

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week!

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/garden/garden-and-backyard-outside-inspiration/

    Also, you can add your project {or any project} to my website. I feature them on my main slider on the home page...follow this link to submit your project!
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/submit-a-project/

    Be sure to stop by and grab a button...

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/grab-a-button/

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    1. Yea! You made my day Susan! Thank you so much for the feature! I'll grab my button!
      xoxo

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  10. Absolutely lovely! I would love to have a scratch and sniff option on this post. :)

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning!

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    1. Thanks for the pin Mary Beth! Wish I could send the scent your way...it's heavenly!
      xoxo

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  11. Ditto the scratch and sniff option! It looks like jasmine could grow in the shade. I'm wondering if us northern gardeners could make a topiary and bring it inside for the winter. Hmm. I may try it as an experiment.

    BTW, love the Rotties! A friend of mine has one named Honey Girl; we just adore her.

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    1. Did you find out if you can grow it up North Barb? It LOVES this North Florida sun!
      The smell defines Spring in my book!

      Love my Rotties! I bet Honey Girl is a doll too!
      xoxo

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  12. I agree, Jasmine smells heavenly. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you at this weeks party!

    April
    Angels Homestead

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    1. Thanks April! Love linking up with you!
      Glad you stopped by!
      xoxo

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  13. Love Jasmine -- unfortunately it doesn't love the environment here! Very clever fix for the tomato ring too! thanks so much for sharing on busy Monday! A Pinch of Joy

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  14. I love the scent of jasmine and I could imagine having these on either corner of my pool enclosure. I totally don't have a green thumb but this may be okay to try! :)

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    1. Give it a try Susi! Jasmine is not hard to take care of and the smell is divine!!
      Thanks for taking a look!
      xoxo

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  15. I loved it the first time I saw it! Thanks so much for linking to our Summer Spruce-Up party!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thanks Selene! Getting some awesome ideas from your Summer Spruce-Up Party!
      Thanks for hosting!!
      xoxo

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  16. Looks lovely and it sounds amazing! I'll have to remember Jasmine on the next trip to the greenhouse.
    Sara

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    1. Thanks! Even though it is no longer blooming here in NE Florida it is still green and growing like a weed! By next spring it will be all filled in!
      Hope you try it!
      xoxo

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  17. WOW!! (Love the baby's in the pool!) That topiary looks spectacular!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!
      Those three stay in the pool...as long as I let them! They LOVE swimming! Who doesn't in Florida?
      Happy Summer!
      xoxo

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  18. Did you use more than one tomato cage stacked? It looks taller than my normal oi' tomato cage. Great idea and thanks for sharing! P.s. I read somewhere that they hate really wet potting soil - did you have any issues watering yours? Thank you

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    1. I used a standard tomato cage Amy. The weather here in NE Florida keeps the soil pretty dry so I have not had any issues. The jasmine seems very hardy! (smells heavenly too)
      I hope you try it!! Let me know how it turns out!
      xoxo

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