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.
Growing gardenias in pots require some care and attention but they worth that as gardenias are famous for their heady fragrance and beautiful appearance.
How to Propagate Gardenias From Cuttings
sideshow photos of gardenia propagation from cuttings (I need to go steal some gardenia cuttings from Disney!!)
Top 10 of The Most Fragrant Flowers in The World
Gardenia Essential Southern Plant
Love Gardenias... the flower my love use to gift me weekly.
Tips For Fertilizing Gardenia Plants
By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Taking care of gardenia plants requires a lot of work, as they are quite finicky when their growing requirements are not met. This includes fertilizing gardenias, which provides them with necessary nutrients for healthy growth and vigorous blooming. With the help of a good fertilizer, gardenias can…
How to Grow Gardenias in Arizona
Gardenia Bush - So beautiful and the blooms are big and smell so good
Gardenias are generally found outdoors in southern regions and are admired for their glossy green foliage and fragrant blossoms. These beautiful plants are grown as ornamental shrubs in warm regions and as patio plants that are brought indoors in cooler areas. However, gardenias are tricky plants that are very particular about their growing conditions and require some consistent maintenance in order to keep happy and beautiful. Many people give up on gardenias because of their finicky…