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In-Season Plants: Gardenia

These days, when I walk down the stairs and around my garden path, I am greeted by the loveliest smell coming from my August Beauty Gardenia. The blooms are the purest white I’ve ever seen and the smell is just out of this world. I planted two gardenias in my backyard a few years ago where [...]

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Tips For Fertilizing Gardenia Plants

Gardenia jasminoide. Magic Fertilizer Recipe from Houzz gardenia thread: Here's the formula: 1/3 cup epsom salt; 1/3 cup liquid iron; 1/3 cup fish emulsion (hold your nose on this one); 1/3 cup of any balanced water soluable general garden fertiziler and 5 gallons of water. No incantations necessary. It won't keep so you have to use it up right away. My tomatoes love it too, daylilies jump out of the ground and the gardenias will bloom like never before. I put about a cup on every plant a

gardenia bush/hedge. This might be a nice replacement for those rosebushes under the windows next to the house...This is apparently very bad for the dogs if they eat it.....

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Pruning Gardenias - Tips For When And How To Prune A Gardenia

How And When To Prune A Gardenia Shrub When To Prune A Gardenia It is best to prune your gardenia shrub right after the blooms have faded in the summer. Gardenias will set their flower buds for the next year in the fall. So pruning in the summer will allow you to cut back some of the older wood without risking cutting away newly set buds.