Gardenias are originally from China and Japan. Mine in the north garden, are not two years old and already blooming. It was a cut stem rooted in water, a present from Rengui. This shrub, along with Plumerias, Jasminun multiflorum, Mirabilis siciliana, and Pedilanthus tuberose are perhaps the most captivating fragrances in me garden, not forgetting Passifloras, Durantas, Citrus aurantifolia, Proiphys amboinensis, Jasminum undulatum, Eucharia amazonica and Bauhinias. To watch them Gardenias blooming for the first time, to feel that essence, is a not a common occurrence gardening wise and a wonderful experience with a relative short waiting period. Rather unique in my concrete/asphalted reality.
2011 has been a fortunate year in this regard. Seven years for Guaiacum officinale, and six for Ochna mosssabicensis. These two are also in that VIV (Very Important Vegetation) group of first time ever bloomers.
That is that.
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