Garden: Gardenia Tree

This summer’s newest addition to my deck garden is a gardenia tree. The Whole Foods near our house was selling these cute small trees (2-3 feet tall) with shiny leaves and beautiful white flowers, that smell like heaven!


The flowers are night blooming (they stay open at night instead of closing up).


They are full sun plants, but the flowers don’t seems to do well in the direct light. They brown a day or two after blooming. But the great part is, they develop new blooms again quickly, and in abundance!




I am in love! It’s incredible to come home from work every day and sit near my little tree inhaling the intoxicating scent!

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