Gardenia Veitchii

Also known as Gardenia jasminoides ‘Veitchii‘, I purchased yesterday three of the last remaining small plants from a local gardening center. The soil in the containers was very dry so I rushed home, dug holes, planted them, and soaked the soil. I’ll be doing the same again within the hour.

I’ve not had success in the past growing gardenias, but I felt the time was right to try again, as I’ve always enjoyed their beauty and fragrance.

I don’t think I ever really “give up” on a plant because it dies the first (or more) time I attempt to grow it. When I revisit past “difficult” plants, I make note to perhaps plant them next time in a different part of the garden, where the sun or shade is different, water on a different schedule, feed them with different plant food, etc. I’ve experienced my share of plant deaths, even with plants known to thrive in my area, so it does sometimes require a bit of trial and error to know what will help my plant to thrive in my location, specifically,  in my own garden.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Garden Fairy Farm

Organic gardening and the preservation of biodiversity


Walk and Bike in France.

Photo Nature Blog

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Foltice

moments clicked

Some of the best moments captured


Living and Gardening on Cape Cod

The Stay-at-home Scientist

Science, Gardening, Work-Life Balance

Sunny Sleevez

Sun Protection & Green Info

The Scottish Country Garden

An occasional blog from a walled country garden in South East Scotland

keri's orchids

blogging my orchid obsession

Earth Citizen

Spreading peace by dropping Truth bombs

Arthur in the Garden.

Gardening and Cooking inside the beltline in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Jardinería en la costa del sol is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: