Why can't I get my Gardenia to grow well?
I am in California, central coastal. When I purchased my beautiful gardenia at the nursery, the instructions said it would do well in a pot. I have it in a large pot, but has never bloomed since bringing it home. The part that grows that holds the flower starts opening, then it falls to the ground. I consulted with someone else, that told me that they come from greenhouses and sold to nurseries looking pretty, so the buyer will buy one, but that it wouldn't necessarily thrive. I don't know anyone in my area that has one or has told me that they do grow well. I have only heard they are difficult to grow.