Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABC Wednesday-G for gardenia

Time for ABC Wednesday again, my “G” is gardenia this week.



the meaning of Gardenia is: You're lovely; Secret Love; Joy Sweet love; Good luck…



White flowers are always my favorite...Especially the fragrant gardenia.


Enjoy the sweet scent of this sophisticated flower...
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..The brilliant green of its leaves and the flower bud. Lovely leaves with lush dark green, smooth textured.

Healthy plant is always with green shining green leaves. Gardenias are not easy plants to grow indoors, it requires full sun or part shade. they’re pretty fussy about their surroundings. It needs well drained and with plenty of organic material. Gardenias prefer slightly acidic soil. Gardenias like moderate humidity, if there is not enough water, they drop their leaves and flower buds. Keep the soil moist, but not soaked. Water deeply and frequently.

Often you will find the black spots on the leaves, they are probably sooty mold growing on the sugary residue from white flies. Spraying with a pesticide every two days till the bugs are gone, otherwise the whole plant will gone. Leave the plant at a place which have filtered sunlight, it is best for it to grow healthy. Protect from very hot afternoon sun. A balcony which have morning sunshine is the best place.

So enjoy,

…the beauty.

15 comments:

Leo said...

oh what lovely photographs :) :D the gardenia is very beautiful...

My ABC Wednesday G Here

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a magnificent flower!
Fantastic pictures!
Léia

Leslie: said...

I'll never forget having a gardenia corsage for my high school graduation! The smell stays with me even now! ;D

Roger Owen Green said...

love the narrative as much as the picture.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

EG Wow said...

Mmmm. I wish I could smell the aroma right now.

Anna said...

Beautiful photos ~ I can almost smell the scent from here :)

Gramma Ann said...

I love the smell of the Lovely Gardenia. Beautiful pictures of the Lovely Gardenia.

photowannabe said...

They have such a heady fragrance. Nice photos too.

ChrisJ said...

Oh, I seem to be in the minority as to the perfume of the gardenia. We had one growing under our kitchen window, but I had to keep the window shut. The fragrance was just too strong. I feel the same about hyacinths and some roses. But I do like the look of gardenias. Green and white is always refreshing.

Average Girl said...

So very very pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier with your lovely comment

Tracy

www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

Vernz said...

wow, this is pretty, we call this locally in the Phils... Rosal...

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Ann said...

in Primary school, we used to raid a ruin Indian temple for it's lime and gardenia. We were quite brave because they still use it to worship. But we steered clear of their well. Some silly us spread a rumour that some one drown there.

Now I wonder why we stole the flowers, lime , I understand but flowers?

megzone said...

brilliant clicks...and wat a beautiful flower :D
white and peaceful :D

John's comments said...

A glistening flower. My G is a poem about goodbye. Thank you if you nominated me for the blog of note award last week. Hope your week goes well

A Fen said...

hi, do you know where i can buy this in singapore?