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Monday, June 9, 2014

Dripping Gardenias


Negligence on our part means we are literally dripping with dripping gardenias.


They are falling over from their own dizzy weight.
At the same time we have more blooms than we have ever had
 because they were not pruned in February.

 


If only y'all could catch their scent in the soft rain. 
Sigh.


Joe and Lesley Anne from Fairhope Supply Co.  think the green buds look like frogs. 
That cute discussion happened on Instagram.

Linking@WOW

joy and peace 
Olive



27 comments:

  1. Olive, I bet the smell of those flowers is heaven. We are to have more rain this week....I am really tired of it. But I think I trees need it...they have suffered from the last 3 years of draught conditions. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. I love the scent and I need to prune my three bushes.

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  3. I love gardenia's! I'm fortunate to have 4 bushes of my own. Yours look beautiful in the rain.

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  4. I have never attempted gardenias because it's iffy as to whether they'd survive more than just being an annual. But oh, that scent! I love gardenias.

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  5. How gorgeous! I'll have to take another look at those buds! haha! Hugs, Diane

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  6. It;s funny that you mentioned gardenias. I was setting out on my front patio reading the throw newspaper and I looked over at my two bushes and they look pitiful. Need to prune and give them some Miracle Grow. I forget that the sprinklers miss some of the plants.
    Your gardenias are so very pretty and I know they smell heavenly. Thanks so much for this post - I need to take better care of my gardenias, I tend to only focus on my roses, shame on me.
    Have a great week Olive.
    Mary

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  7. Gardenias have the most wonderful smell! Your's look great!

    Judy

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  8. Dripping or not, I wish I could catch their scent from here!

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  9. I swear it looked like a frog! I always think of my Dad whenever I see gardenias, because he thinks they stink! I love them and for some reason think they look extra beautiful in a silver cup. But not when there's a frog on them.

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  10. Gorgeous. I wish they had a 'smell' thing on Google. The fragrance must be wonderful.

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  11. My G-Mom-B actually had one in the dining room that would bloom! Love the smell-enjoy:@)

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  12. Love the fragrance of gardenia . . . I can't imagine what it must be like . . . heavenly . . .

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  13. Gardenias after a rain - sinful aroma. And the bud does look like a little green peeper.

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  14. Nothing like the sweet smell of gardenias. Ahhhhh!

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  15. Beautiful! One doesn't see many gardenias here in northern IL. I'm assuming that's because they don't grow well here. I've heard the scent is heavenly.

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  16. OH they are beautiful! Wish we could catch the scent online!

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  17. Olive,
    They are just beautiful. Nothing smells as good as sweet gardenias. You have some beautiful ones. Have a great evening.
    Kris

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  18. Oh- so very gorgeous! I LOVE gardenias. Sure makes me miss living in Florida- xo Diana

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  19. The fragrance must be wonderful. SIGH!! xo Laura

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  20. ...dripping or not, they are still a favorite of mine...:)

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  21. They are so pretty, and I bet they smelled wonderful. XOXO

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  22. I can't remember who I use to always buy gardenias for ? senior moment LOL
    anyway the are wonderful and would love to have them all around my patio wall

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  23. I love gardenias, but they don't love me! One whiff of that heavenly smell and I start sneezing... and sneezing...AND sneezing!! We had two by our side porch, but we had to get rid of them for that reason. Luckily, a very sweet young lady posted on craigslist that she would remove any bushes if she could have them to replant on her farm. My gardenias now live in Fort Valley GA. Your dripping gardenias are beautiful, and I do see the frog :-) Hope your summer is a nice one! Best, Vicki

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  24. Its a shame the rain ruined your gardenias, but I'll bet the fragrance is still lovely. I pruned ours back this winter and we don't have many blooms this year. Hopefully, some of the new growth will have some soon. Thanks for sharing yours.

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