Thursday, September 13

i love gardenias

I love gardenias (otherwise known as rosal).

Beautiful creamy white flowers, dark green, shiny leaves and a scent that reminds me of home.

And best of all, they are easily grown in the garden, bushes constantly in bloom.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a whole front yard of gardenias?

There are so many choices of plants for the garden now, new hybrids, and like fashion, there is always old being revived.  Even in horticulture there is something that's uso.

But gardenias, like the classic gumamela and the santan, the scentless rubia and multi-petaled gerberas, remind me of old gardens. Bushy, half-wild gardens full of surprises, cared for by mom.  

I like those.