Gardenias in a vase.
I am linking to the newly found Impatient Gardener's weekly meme, Garden Appreciation Society
I rarely gather bouquets but like the idea of bringing the bounty of the garden to enjoy indoors. This was just the push I needed.
Gardenias have the best traits: fragrance, evergreen, lovely blossoms. They're not as difficult to grow as many people believe. Yellow leaves mean they need water and are simply shedding old leaves.
Another advantage to cutting a bouquet, you look more closely.
I found scale on leaves on one limb of one of the shrubs.
Needs closer inspection. Quickly dealt with, it won't become a problem.
Gardenias make a great hedge.
There are 11 Gardenias in this picture; six in the distance, two in
the near ground and three on the other side of the tree.
I learned with these two that Gardenias didn't like to be pruned
up for small trees as Camellias and Crape Myrtles do.
They eventually forgave me and recovered.
I almost always have Gardenia cuttings rooting.
Only one is necessary to perfume a room.
Eleven might be a little heady for some folks.
One is nice floated in a small crystal bowl.
Linking up to the Impatient Gardener's Garden Appreciation Society Link-up.