Gardenia – a Little White Flower

Gardenia Fragrance

A little white flower, which in the evening sends out a beautiful fragrance – the Gardenia.  I do like these flowers, though sadly they don’t last long.  However, if the bush has plenty of flowers – the nightly fragrance will last for quite a few days.  Not only do you sense the fragrance late in the afternoon, but it lasts overnight and can also be around in the morning.

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Gardenia at Wamuran


The Chinese do wonderful things with gardens and plants.  Some few feet away from the Gardenia was a garden full of rose bushes.  When we arrived there at the end of winter, it was hard to notice the roses – there were probably 20 rows of plants, but after the long winter, it was a little difficult to even see the leafless rose bushes.

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But as the weather warmed up, and the bushes “came to life” and eventually flowered profusely, it was an impressive sight.

Rose Garden

I was always very impressed by the rose garden.  Sadly, when I returned to the university campus after a couple of years absence, I was shocked to see that the rose bushes were no longer there.

What remained was a rather sad looking garden.  However, the Gardenia hedge remained.  Perhaps it was the fragrance or the fact that the hedge required little attention other than a trim every now and then.

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I’ve never grown them.  Perhaps when I settle down sometime in the future, I will create a wonderful Gardenia hedge and enjoy the evening fragrances.

Info on Growing.

Gardenia’s are not difficult to grow – in fact while they do well in the garden/hedge, they also do well in pots.  Click here for information about growing

So get a plant from your favourite nursery or plant store, and watch for the flower and fragrance at the beginning of summer.

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