Gardenia question (growing Gardenia in the Desert)
Well, my potted Gardenia Veitchii survived summer heat. I got it last spring with flower buds. It was blooming through the spring and even gave me a couple flowers in July. I watered it like crazy sometimes 2 times a day plus peat moss and epsom salt every 3 weeks or so... I do not know what I should do at this point. It got sick a week ago when I missed watering for 2 days. Dropped a lot of old leaves and some new grows got dry spots... I hope it will get better. Should I start fertilize? Iron, acid loving food, bone meal,blood meal, cottonseed meal??? When it suppose to start setting buds? Fall or spring???
Gardenia Veitchii is everblooming, may be it supposed to set buds twice a year?
(Fall & Spring?) I do not understand Gardenia's cycle in the desert. And when I should repot it to a larger pot? Now or in the spring? Thanks.