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Yellow Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens



The state flower of South Carolina is Yellow Jessamine.  In February of 1924 the General Assembly of SC adopted this indigenous vine which is found statewide from coastal plain through the Sand Hills and Piedmont to the Blue RidgeRegion. 

Classified as a climbing evergreen vine, this native US and Central American plant can reach 20 feet as it scampers across fields and climbs trees.  It is one of the first signs of spring in SC as the trumpet shaped yellow flowers appear.  Its fragrance is very similar to true Jasmine and imparts a sweet perfume beloved by many generations of South Carolinians.

Common names are Carolina Jessamine and Poor Man’s Rope. The flowers, leaves, and roots are poisonous.


 

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Upcoming GGMG Speaking Events:

July 22- Miniature/Fairy Gardens by Jean Lindsey
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Simpsonville Public Library


July 24-
Creating Hypertufa Containers with Kelly Toadvine 1:00 pm, Peggy Denny Show

July 24-
Butterfly Gardening by Ginger Kopka
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Mauldin Public Library

July 26-
Vermiculture by Heather Collins
10:00-11:00 am, Travelers Rest Farmers Market

July 26-
ASK-A-MASTER GARDENER
8:00 am – Noon, Fountain Inn Farmers Market

July 30- Plant Propagation by Abby Flint and Krista Matsumoto
1:00 pm, Peggy Denny Show

Aug. 5 -
Azaleas by Suzy Boghani
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Middle Tyger River Public Library

Aug. 9 -
ASK-A-MASTER GARDENER
8:00 am – Noon, Simpsonville Farmers Market

Aug. 9-
Sizzlin’ Summer Fun (Second Saturday)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Roper Mountain Science Center

Aug. 12-
Water Conservation/Rain Barrels by Suzy Boghani
6:00 -7:00 pm, Generous Garden Project https://www.generousgarden.org/events-calendar/workshops for more information and registration.

Aug. 14 -
Gardening Growing (and Surviving) in the Heat of Summer  by Susan Temple
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Mauldin Public Library

Aug. 16 -
ASK-A-MASTER GARDENER
8:00 am – Noon, Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Aug. 17-
Concrete Leaf Casting by Karen Matuszak
2:00 - 3:00 pm, Upcountry History Museum, register at info@upcountryhistory.org

Aug. 21-
Houseplants 101 by Polly Powell
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Greer Public Library

Aug. 23 -
ASK-A-MASTER GARDENER
8:00 am – Noon, Fountain Inn Farmers Market

Aug. 26 -
Getting Ready from the Outside In by Hedy Dreskin
7:00 - 8:00 pm, Taylors Public Library

Aug. 30- 
Gardening with Native Plants by Pat Tuleibitz
10:00 - 11:00 am, Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Sept. 9 -
Uncontained Unusual Solutions for Container Gardens by Hedy Dreskin
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Generous Garden Project, https://www.generousgarden.org/events-calendar/workshops for more information and registration.

Oct. 14-
Raised Bed Gardening by Jessi Spring
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Generous Garden Project, https://www.generousgarden.org/events-calendar/workshops for more information and registration.


Nov. 11- Weed I.D. & Management
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Generous Garden Project, https://www.generousgarden.org/events-calendar/workshops for more information and registration.