Caring For Your Gardenias Plant gardenias where they will get morning sun and afternoon shade. Good air circulation is a must. Gardenias prefer moist, acid soil with good drainage & lots of organic matter. When planting, set the root-ball about 1" higher than the surrounding soil. Gently taper the soil up to the top of the exposed root-ball. Mulch. Pests (whiteflies, scales, & mealybugs). can be a problem. Control by applying a light horticultural oil to prevent sooty mold.
meu amor sabe que amo...
Love Gardenias... the flower my love use to gift me weekly.
Olor favorito: Gardenia. La casa de abuelita, mi casa de pequeña
gardenia bush/hedge. This might be a nice replacement for those rosebushes under the windows next to the house...:
sideshow photos of gardenia propagation from cuttings (I need to go steal some gardenia cuttings from Disney!!)