Awhile back in Scents of Summer, I told you about how I keep trying to grow gardenias because they take me back to my childhood.
Here’s the latest on those three bushes.
The new potted plant on the sidewalk is struggling a bit, but because it was full of buds when I bought it, I’m being rewarded anyway. However, it needs some TLC, which is on my list today.
On a happier note, I think one of the older plants is quite happy in its new digs. My clue was what greeted me yesterday when I walked to the far side of the porch to get the water hose.
The sweet smell of gardenias.
The fragrance came from one of the two older bushes that we moved last year. The front one to be exact. I counted eight large blossoms and lots of buds, so I picked a couple of the flowers.
I’m thinking you’ve already guessed how good my kitchen smells today.
Gardenias. That unmistakable fragrance of summer in the South.
Just call me grateful.
I’ve already decided where to move that second older bush that’s not faring as well. It’s going to swap locations with a shade-loving hosta that gets lots of sunlight.
I bet they’ll both be happier.
- Most of us could use more sunshine in our lives.
- We often reap rewards when we take the advice of more knowledgeable folks.
- Even experts don’t get it right every time.
- When things don’t go as planned, look for another option.
- Sweet fragrances lift our spirits.
Is something sweetening your day? I’d love to hear about it.
It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice,
Even with joy and singing.
Isaiah 35:2a (NKJV)