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.
Just a moment Reilly
No - now Mom
Okay I'm coming
What is it Reilly
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!