Thursday, June 13, 2013

Watching - waiting and finally!

The Mom's Gardenia plant has grown HUGE this year and is COVERED with flowers buds so when I went out for my morning constitutional this morning and saw they were open I just had to shout for Mom to come and look. MOM MOM MOM MOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! It took a lot to get her attention!

For those of you that love gardenias here is a hint - they LOVE LOVE LOVE a teaspoon of epsom salt sprinkled on them to make them flower and a regular dose of iron to keep them glossy green. They grow really well in pots and for those of you in cold areas - just bring them inside over winter - keep them in a sunny spot and they just keep growing.We kept our small gardenia inside over winter and left the big one outside - but we were lucky had had a pretty mild winter and as you can see it did just fine.



Mom

Moomm

Mooommm

Moooommmm

Mooooommmmm

Moooooommmmmm

Moooooooommmmm



Just a moment Reilly

No - now Mom

Okay  I'm coming

Hurry Mom

What is it Reilly

LOOOOOK MOM

Now this deserves
at least 2 cookie!



And here it is in all it's glory - Mom even got the BIG camera out to take these photos. We are spending a lot of time outside on the deck this morning just enjoying the scent - wish we had smell-a-vision for you all!

20 comments:

  1. So pretty! It's a good thing you called your Mom - she might have missed them!

    Sam

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  2. Wow… your gardenia's are so much bigger than mine. We only have dwarf ones… but they do smell mighty good. Just don't try to pick dem.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  3. Thank you so much for the gardenia tips, Reilly! Our mom is thinking about hitting the nurseries and buying one now.
    You look so handsome posing with the gorgeous gardenias!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  4. Golden Thanks for the Tip. We will share it to our friend you just started planting a gardenia plant. I heard it smells good too. Happy Gardening Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. Those look beautiful!
    -Corbin

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  6. Reilly, sometimes you just need to enjoy the good things for awhile, then get Mom, cause they never hurry. Oh by the way, we do smell them, cause there is one here!

    The Mad Scots

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  7. They just beautiful. Yes thanks for the tip. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. GORGEOUS GARDENIA !!!

    WE put Epsome Salts in the HOLES before we plant our tomatoes and green peppers.

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  9. Lucky you! They are beautiful.

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  10. OMD!!! Those are beautifuls!!!! I do wish I had smell-o-vision!!! Oh, Ma does love the Gardenia's, butts she usually kills em....don't ask how (?)
    I thinks she's gonna try again, she's gonna wait for a sale, if ya know what I mean...
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  11. Mom loves the smell of gardenias - yours are just beautiful!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  12. We can smell them from here! Mmmmmmmmmm!!

    Ruby

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  13. Hi Reilly, good job. Better not eat them though :)

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  14. No wonder our plants don't grow....they're lucky to get water.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  15. Howdy mates, how beautiful they are. We live in a cold place during winter and would never have thought of bringing a pot inside (silly mum). Enjoy that perfume. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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