Gardenias: an old-fashioned charmer!
This is how it all started:
A friend gave me cuttings from her gorgeous, healthy gardenia bush. She was about to bring it inside for the winter and said sure, you can take some cuttings. So I researched the best way to **try** to get them to take root and actually grow.
You can read ALL ABOUT the process in my post of October, 2015:
How to Root Gardenias: Friday Flowers
I even have a video there to show you the way.
And here, my friends, is one of those cuttings two years later!
Yes, it takes quite a while. After about six months, when there were roots showing in the glass bottle, I transplanted the gardenia to a small pot with potting soil. It grew…slowly. I put it outside for the summers and brought it inside for the winters.
This past summer, when the plant was about 15 months old, it really took off.
As you can see, it is happy!
This second plant was difficult to photograph with the green pot in the background. But you can see it […]