If you spend a lot of time in your yard on lazy summer evenings, the sweet scent of star jasmine makes a nice companion. Also known as confederate jasmine, star jasmine is a woody vine with star-shaped, fragrant white flowers. Used primarily as ground cover, it can also be trained to climb a trellis or tumble over a wall. Star jasmine thrives in fertile soil with good drainage.
Choose a site in your garden that gets morning sun and afternoon shade.
Dig up the soil to a depth of 4 inches, add about 2 inches of compost and mix well. Use the rake to level the soil.
Remove the star jasmine from the pot and loosen the root ball.
Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the pot in which the star jasmine was planted. Place the plant in the hole and backfill with soil.
Water, soaking the soil. Make sure that the soil is kept moist during the growing season and fertilize monthly.
Star jasmine can be grown in containers or in hanging baskets. It can also be grown indoors if given lots of sunlight.