Okay, I know from reading all of the previous posts that gardenias are extremely hard to grow. I've searched and searched on what to do with mine, but I haven't quite found what to do about it, because my problem must be rare. So, I'll start from the beginning.
Okay, so my boyfriend and I moved into a new house where they had a bunch of plants. I've never had to take care of any because my mom has a black thumb. lol but, they had a pair of trees/bushes planted very close to our palm trees, so my boyfriend dug them up, because he said they were too close. When he asked his great aunt what they were she said "Oh! Those are gardenias, and you've probably killed them." :[[[ This was probably late February/early March. I know now that that was the wrong time to transplant them, but what can ya' do?
Well, we planted them in a sunny spot, and they've just been going downhill from there. They slowly started wilting, and now a lot of the leaves are brown. BUT, I have hope for them! Because, some of the leaves are still green, and they even have some new growth. I'm just not sure if I'm killing them more, or what. How often should I water them? Should I pull all of the dead leaves off? I don't know. I've read of gardenias giving people headaches and stuff, and I can see what they mean. I know it's going to take some time for them to get better, but I don't think they're quite dead yet, so I'm trying until they die. So could you guys give me some advice?