Gardenias at the end of August!
I usually have a second really good bloom on the gardenia sometime in July that is not as "floriferous" as the spring bloom, but very nice.
But, with the abysmal heat this year, there was no second flush this summer although most weeks I did have a single bloom.
But today while working on my new flower bed, I glanced over and saw white. There were about ten little gardenias on the newer gardenia bushes! I have a half dozen here on the desk and the sweet smell is fabulous. Who would have expected that?
I suppose the extreme heat slackening off (finally) and the good rain we (finally) got a few days ago is what prompted it, but whatever caused it makes me very happy.