Manage My 'Star Gardenia'

longriver(SF Bay Area)June 18, 2008

The common name of 'Star Gardenia' is available at many nurseries in California. Almost all my plants are planted in pots like a nursery. That is easier for me to manage. This five gal 'Star Gardenia' is usually set at filtered sunlight area that will develop flower buds. If I put this plant at a hot or sunny location, all the flowers tend to bloom in a very shorter duration.

I counted all the flower buds, large and tiny ones about 80. I shall put this plant at a cool and shadier area. The flowers will be opening more gardually and slowly. All I need is to have 2 to 5 flowers to smell.

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Wow longriver, that is very pretty and 80 blooms!! Wow, you are all set. Thanks for sharing...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2008 at 3:38PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

It has been over 20 days, this 5-gal fragrant gardenia is still going strong. The fragrance blooms would last 10 more days in my living room. Not a bad deal.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 11:27AM
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