not even a solitary bud! I planted 3 bushes last summer and they have grown a bit and look healthy. 1 gets sun most of the day and 2 get about 6or7 hours in the afternoon.
Depends what kind of gardenia.
August beauty gives a nice show in August.
My Chuck Hayes blooms off and on all summer, but in April or May it really blooms heavy.
Ignore them, they will bloom. LOL