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Gardenia healthy but not blooming

Posted by ncgator NC (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 10:17

Shouldn't my Gardenia be blooming by now? I have three plants that bloomed two years ago by this time (not last year because I pruned too late). They are green and full of buds, but none have bloomed yet. I've used Miracle Gro acid-loving fertilizer and Ortho incecticide to get rid of the white flies, but still no bloom. What happened?

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RE: Gardenia healthy but not blooming

I've got the opposite problem, blooms but yellowing leaves inspite of blood meal, epsom salts and miracle gro.

RE: Gardenia healthy but not blooming

ncgator, are you certain that you haven't over fertilized? That is always a possibility with miracle gro. Also, climate can have something to do with bloom time, so if you've had a spring season that is a bit unusual, perhaps that might be the cause. It sounds like your plant may still bloom, albeit later than usual, right?

Hold off on the fertilizer, that's for sure.

RE: Gardenia healthy but not blooming

I don't think I've overfertilized; I was actually going to give them another shot. Thanks for the warning. I'll hold off and see what happens...

RE: Gardenia healthy but not blooming

Luckily my gardenias are doing great. I don't have them in full sun. I also have babies that are taking forever. I guess I'm thankful for something blooming that thrips don't like!!\


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