I had never heard of this plant until I moved to San Diego. It was all over the place there and since discovering it, I’m suddenly seeing it everywhere I go. This particular plant is used as a shrub outside the church I go to every Sunday, but I’ve also seen it climbing along fences, adorning mailboxes and trellises, and used as a hedge. Now that we’re in these hot summer months, the smell of jasmine is everywhere and it is delicious. I think I’ll think of summer whenever I smell jasmine for the rest of my life.