Thursday, May 31, 2007

I wish you could smell these!

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Last year my gardenia bush had buds but they would all fall off before they bloomed. I haven't done anything differently this year but it seems to be thriving! I think within a few weeks this plant will be covered with blooming flowers. I love the scent but my daughter hates it. I've met a few other people who don't like it either. Do you like the scent of gardenias?

My hydrangea next to it is starting to bloom also and the lilies and roses are close to blooming too. I love June, everything blooms in unison in my little, tiny, pint-size garden.

20 comments:

countrygrl125 said...

Oh, I love the smell of gardenias. I wish that I could grow them outside, but NJ winters are too harsh. Thanks for sharing -- your "little" patio looks amazing! -- Mary

Cottage Magpie said...

So beautiful! You know, I don't know if I've ever smelled gardenias! Now I have to track some down so I can see if I like them or not! :-) The little nest and eggs is adorable, too! ~A :-)

anita said...

They're absolutely gorgeous! I can almost smell them...and I love their scent! So heady - Mmmmmmmm

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm with your daughter on this one.
I hate the smell of gardenias. They give me a headache. I think they are really pretty to look at though.
My hydrangias are blooming too!
Rosemary

Betty Jo said...

I love the smell of gardenias as long as they are outdoors, but I can't have them inside because the smell is overpowering for me. I so wish I had a bush in my yard. Can't wait to see photos when your garden is in full bloom. I'm sure it is beautiful. xoxo

PattieJ said...

Hi, Just wanted to say I love your blog and was so happy to find it. I love romantic homes magazine and cottage style books too! Such a pleasure visiting, It's so relaxing looking at all of the beautiful pics on your blog. :)

PAT said...

I love the smell of Gardenias. It seems I remember Gardenia corsages, from long ago!

Your Gardenias are gorgeous!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Beautiful!! They have the best smell and remind me of weddings!

Heather

Lynda said...

I wore gardenias on my wedding day bought by my dear mother who wore them on her wedding day. ♥

Susie Q said...

I love the smell and look of gardenias. How wonderful to have all that blooming at once! Delightful!

I love the rest of the vignette
too. You have such lovely things...that little nest is adorable.
Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

I love the scent as long as it's only one or they are outside.

My mother, on the other hand, hates them. To her they represent funerals.
I guess during her era it was a popular funeral flower.

Elaine

Patti said...

I LOVE the scent of gardenias. So does my husband. We also have citrus trees in our backyard - and they smell yummy, too, when they are in bloom. Beautiful site - thank you for sharing!
*** Patti

candice said...

How could you not love the smell of Gardenias? They are my favorite! I had them all over my wedding. It was an "Emma" inspired garden party reception with the smell of gardenias filling the air.

homedaisy said...

lucky you :) i wish i could smell them too.

Debbie Egizio said...

Beautiful images! I also wish that I could smell them.

Judy said...

I love gardenias but they don't like me...headache and lots of sneezing. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful garden.

Rhoda said...

I LOVE the scent of gardenias blooming, so I can't imagine why anyone would not. It's so sweet & delicious, really one of my favorite garden scents.

Rhoda

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! You really should submit your photos and project ideas to the new Victoria magazine!

Jan x - from a steamy, sticky day at Rosemary Cottage

Lallee said...

I love the scent of gardenia. I have some on my desk right now. I'm going to hate when the bush finishes blooming. I had buds fall off one year, too. I have no idea why, but it must have to do with conditions of some sort.

catharinas-love said...

I love the smell of gardenias to .
And I love your blog to :o))
Rini from the Netherlands