By |2015-10-01T20:24:34-04:00October 1, 2015|Friday Flowers|

My neighbor and friend has beautiful gardenia bushes. They are in her protected courtyard and flower profusely every year.
Envious? You bet..

So, how about some cuttings? She most generously gave me LOTS of healthy cuttings!

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Look at these glossy, gorgeous leaves. Her bushes are all in containers and seem very happy.




Here is my short video tutorial on how to make cuttings and grow healthy gardenias:

I know, I know: I’m telling you to use clear glass, and here I have a green glass vase. So, the lesson is that a color will work!

Here is what you need to remember:

• Use only healthy, green, intact cuttings
• Use glass bottles: no, they don’t have to be clear!
• Wrap a paper towel around the stem, about half way down.
• Put into the bottle so the toweling acts as a cork
• Leave in moderate light for several weeks
• When they have developed small white roots you can put them in sterile potting soil. Leave in     partial sunlight. Gardenias like moisture and humidity, so try putting the pot on a tray with pebbles and only water from the […]