Growing Gardenia Veitchii in East Tennessee
I went to Wal Mart today to get our dog some food and just had to cruise the Garden Center. One just never know what they'll find there! I was hoping to find some bulbs or something to surprise the Mrs. with but with no luck. What I did find was a Gardenia Veitchii which was happily on sale and actually looking good. It came home with me! This is my year of living dangerously in the garden. I ordered two two year old Windmill Palms that I'm going to take a shot at growing and two Ellen Bosanquet Crinum bulbs. I have heard it's nearly impossible to kill the crinum and I know the Windmill Palms might be a hit or miss thing. I'm wondering about growing the Gardenia outside in the garden. Has anyone given it a try? If so how did it go? I'm able to grow Calla Lilies leaving the bulbs in the ground. We seen to have a pretty good microclimate going. Any advice on the Gardenia (especially), the Crinum or the Windmill Palms would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.