How to use Gardenia in a sentence
There are flower borders filled with colorful shrubs, gardenia and scarlet hibiscus.
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The King, in evening dress, wore a gardenia in his buttonhole.
Ideal to infuse your shower with its sunny scent of gardenia flowers, as it sensually softens your skin and leaves hair supple.
The men's version is a carefree blend of citrus, jasmine, sandalwood and musk, while Candies for women is sharply sweet, with grapefruit, gardenia and peach notes.Advertisement
Marc Jacobs perfumes and scented body care products incorporate high quality and a fresh feel, and - as is so characteristic of this designer name -- frequently use modern interpretations of traditional scents (such as gardenia).
The rich gardenia note is elegant and crisp at once, and the products range from lotions to eau de toilettes for up to 29 percent off.
Several other scents were eventually added to the decadent Splash range, including Cucumber, Orange, Fig and Gardenia.
Make sure the bloom is the type that holds its shape well such as plumeria, gardenia or magnolia.
The June-flowering double form of N. patellaris, or Gardenia Narcissus, is very fine.Advertisement
If you decide to try your hand at growing gardenias outside, consider the conditions in your garden carefully before selecting a gardenia.
Gardenia species native to these climates need you to create these conditions in your garden.
The scent is strong and fragrant, and compared to other gardenia species, jasminoides is the least fussy if grown in the proper conditions.
The so-called Frost-Proof Gardenia is a new variety of Gardenia jasminoides that has been specially bred to withstand cooler temperatures.
Cold snaps can ruin gardenia blossoms, but Frost-Proof Gardenia is said to maintain its blossoms even if springtime temperatures plunge.Advertisement
Choose this gardenia if you live in zones 6 - 9.
Recommended for Garden Zones 7 and above, the Chuck Hayes or Oregon Gardenia also resists many common gardenia problems.
Gardenia Society of America provides support and advice for gardenia aficionados.
A free fact sheet on gardenia care is available online from the University of Rhode Island.
North Carolina State University's website includes a fact sheet on growing Kleim's Hardy Gardenia.Advertisement
There are many gardenia varieties to choose from, each with its own characteristics and preferences.
Pruning gardenias is one of the most popular issues gardenia owners ask about.
Many people understand the need to prune off unsightly growth, but are concerned that they'll harm their gardenia plant.
Time your gardenia pruning so that you snip the plant after it finishes flowering.
If you prune your gardenia too soon, you'll end up cutting off the pretty blossoms.Advertisement
For most gardening zones, the best time for gardenia pruning is right after the flower petals drop off.
This usually happens during the summer or early fall months, depending upon the gardenia species and your particular growing zone.
Most people prefer gardenia houseplants to look neat and shaped.
You may be able to get away with trimming gardenia houseplants and small shrubs with very sharp kitchen shears.
After examining your gardenia and ensuring that the time is right for pruning, simply snip the branches off that you want to prune.
If you want to successfully grow your gardenia indoors, you'll need to make sure all of its needs are met.
If you are not fortunate enough to live in these zones, you will have to resort to growing your gardenia indoors.
Don't buy a sad looking gardenia thinking you can nurse it back to health.
Keep in mind, your gardenia needs humidity.
Doing so can cause one of the most common of gardenia problems--sooty mold.
The water will evaporate and provide the humidity your gardenia wants without making the leaves wet.
Speaking of soil, your gardenia will need rich, well drained soil.
Some gardeners swear by adding pickle juice to their gardenia soil.
One thing to keep in mind if you have just purchased your gardenia is that is is probably in the correct soil already.
It isn't a good idea to repot a new gardenia because it will probably go into shock and drop all its buds.
The next thing you'll need to consider is the location of your gardenia.
Gardenia indoors will need more bright light than it may be necessary outdoors.
While an outdoor gardenia shoul be placed somewhere that it can get some shade during the hottest part of the day, inside your gardenia will want full sun.
The most important thing to consider is the temperature where you place your gardenia.
So, in a nutshell, you need to provide your gardenia indoor plant with some very specific things.
If you elect to prune your gardenia to keep it tidy indoors, do so only right after blooming.
Learn more on these subjects by reading Fertilizer for Gardenias, Pruning Gardenias and Gardenia Pruning.
Gardenia yellow leaves provide an early warning system to the gardener, a signal something is wrong with the plant.
Yellow leaves on a gardenia signal that the plant's mechanism for making chlorophyll, the green color that helps it make food, is seriously disrupted.
Think of yellow gardenia leaves like a blinking yellow light on a traffic signal.
There are at least four causes for gardenia yellow leaves.
If your indoor gardenia plant's leaves are turning yellow and you suspect temperature fluctuations may be the culprit, try moving the plant to a different location.
A lack of water or too much water can create gardenia yellow leaves.
To keep the humidity levels constant near your gardenia plant, stand the pot on a tray of pebbles and pour water on the pebbles.
The pH of the soil near the gardenia may also affect how it absorbs nutrients.
A magnesium deficiency can also cause a gardenia's leaves to turn yellow.
Sometimes a gardenia's leaves turn yellow on one side only.
Even with the best of care, sometimes a gardenia turns yellow and dies.
If your gardenia does die, why not try another variety?
If they refund your money or replace the plant, you can at least try a mail order frost proof gardenia.
Tropical - the collection includes Coconut Palm, Lush Gardenia, and Coconut Lemongrass.
Consider working a Gardenia into a vine tattoo to create a fabulous effect of white on green.
A profuse bloomer, Chuck Hayes gardenia tolerates temperatures slightly cooler than Kleim's Hardy and is reported to produce nearly triple the amount of flowers as Kleim's Hardy.
Many allow outdoor gardenia shrubs to grow into a more natural form, with trims every few years to keep them below windowsill level or away from homes, telephone lines, or other items they need access too.
Once you have made your selection, it is time to take care of your gardenia indoor specimen so it will thrive and provide you with season after season of glorious flowers.
You may need to trim back shrubs, trim the gardenia, or even move it to improve the situation.Pests such as aphids and mites leave telltale signs in addition to yellow leaves.
Madonna Nudes 1979 for Women contains top notes of lotus petals, pomegranate and tangerine; middle notes of gardenia, orange flower and magnolia; and base notes of amber, atlas cedar and cashmere musk.
Many gardens in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina include Gardenia jasminoides as part of foundation plantings for its beautiful dark green glossy leaves and wonderful blooms.
Whether you grow gardenias indoors as houseplants or live in a mild climate where they flourish outdoors, start with the basics of gardenia plant care to create the best conditions for your gardenias.