Omg, gardenias 😍😍😍😍😍 I LOVE them! "Gardenia - An evergreen with a beautiful scented white flower. I've struggled with these as an inside plant in England but just put two in the garden can already see buds appearing.
There is a Spanish song that references this flower. The lyrics go something like this: The perfume of gardenias is in your mouth and beautiful rays of light emanate from your eyes. (I believe something got lost in the translation.
~~Gardenias Intensely fragrant white blossoms contrast beautifully with shiny, leathery dark green leaves. Plant them high (like azaleas and rhododendrons) and don’t let them be crowded by other plants or competing roots. Gardenias do well in large pots
In early summer, this classic evergreen shrub bursts into flower with thick, Gardenia - white and waxy blossoms that release an intoxicating aroma that can perfume an entire garden. I wish I lived in a climate that would grow gardenias outside.
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