My gardenias are blooming!

silverneedleApril 21, 2010

Finally blooming in earnest. A happy gardener right now.

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meyermike_1micha(5)

Absolutely beautiful Silverneedle! I can smell them from here!
How long have you had this plant?

Congratulations..

Mike;-)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 3:15PM
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yellowthumb(5a Ontario)

I hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings. But to me, this is a beauty that is right out of the greenhouse.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 12:58PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

TT, lovely!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 9:19PM
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silverneedle

I have had this for about three months. yellowthumb, it was purchased with vigorous folliage and some small buds in Feb. I wasn't at all sure I could take it home and nurse it to the full blooming stage. Since then, it mostly only bloomed one or two at a time and I had to fight off a mite-infection. Then 2nd half of April came along and the plant seems to be suddenly very happy. It hasn't stopped blooming since then.

This is how it looks today:

    Bookmark   May 7, 2010 at 11:58AM
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silverneedle

By the way, I know a 3-month old blooming gardenia is nothing to brag about, as it was mostly the work of the nursery. But this is the first one I am able to take home and not have it lose all the buds and turn yellow within a week!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2010 at 12:24PM
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yellowthumb(5a Ontario)

Good work. Your gardenia is happy. It's the sun and the warmth.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2010 at 7:48PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Absolutely beautiful!!

Don't you wish they would last like that forever?

Good work! Hi yellowthumb!:-)

Mike..:-)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 2:39PM
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silverneedle

Mike,

I am hoping to keep this plant going as a container plant indoors. Winter will be a challenge. I have read the famous suicidal gardenia thread, so I know what I am in for.. wish me luck.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 2:56PM
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GrnThum

Hey, out of curiousity, how is your gardenia doing? Were you able to keep it healthy and beautiful?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 12:58PM
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