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!

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

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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!

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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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