Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Remember the Gardenia Bush that wouldn't bloom?
Well, the little stinker bloomed in October.
Just in time for me to clean out my
patio pots.  
Thanks to Susan,
&  her
 Outdoor Wednesdays
I can share 
these blossoms
with you.

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

How Pretty! I bet your like me and aching for some warmer weather. Stay warm, Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, there is nothing I love more than gardenias in bloom. We have some bushes, and I love it when they come into season. I'm so happy for you that yours has decided to bloom and bless you with those lovely blossoms. Thanks for sharing...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Stacey said...

Oh to have a gardenia at all! They freeze over the winter here in Oklahoma. I love that smell so much. Your flowers are just beautiful.

JudyBug said...

I love gardenias. At our other house, we have several huge bushes. I loved to cut them and bring them in the house. Nothing smells as good as a vase of gardenias!

SmilingSally said...

I have a silk gardenia plant in my bedroom. I can't take the smell of the real thing!

~CC Catherine said...

Don't you just love those little unexpected blooms! It's like sunshine in the midst of the storm! ;) ~CC Catherine

Picket said...

Morning girl...I love gardenias & I have two miniature bushes planted right by the back porch so I can smell them when they are blooming...My neighbor has an huge one in their front yard and when it is in bloom I can be sitting on my front porch and smell it from the swing...ohhhh glory!!!! lol I can't wait til Spring gets here so see and smell something blooming again....Thanks for coming by girl...I hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a Gardenia! Beautiful flowers, Robyn.

Bridget said...

Outdoor Wednesday? Are you completely nuts woman? It's freakin' cold there. Come inside and thaw out!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Robyn!

Oh... I love gardenias....and have planted many in my yard.... they smell heavenly!

I look forward to seeing more of your yard ... I m looking forward to warmer weather!


Anonymous said...

Oh and what pretty blooms they are! Happy Wednesday to you...

Anonymous said...


How's it going? I am home sick today from work. (Sore throat) I am under the influence of TheraFlu. :)

Hopefully I will be well enough to go to work tomorrow. I haven't missed a day of work in almost a year.

I love your Gardenias...they remind me of warm weather and sunshine.

Donna Marie

Unknown said...

I love the smell of gardenias. I have a bush that used to be as big as my garage but it has been trimmed back and finally blooming again. I had several blooms right around Christmas time and more are popping out daily. I thought the lows in the 30-40's might be too cold for it...but nope...it's just blooming away!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, gardenias! Their heady aroma knocks me for a loop. LOVE it. Orange blossoms -- a grove full -- have the same effect. Some people can't take it because it's so intense, but I can't get enough. And gardenias are so beautiful. Lovely post today!

Blessings, Lana

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gosh girl these are gorgeous.. bet they smelled heavenly.. I'm sorry you have bunnies eating on your weigela.. they must really like the blooms..no worries.. it will come back nice and hardy.. thanks for the visit darling. I hope the sun is shining down on you today..
hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Where my Roses bushes are now is where my gardenia was...They woul not bloom and live ...I glad your s finally bloom... It's beautiful...they ahve wonerful fragrance...Mmmm! Happy Outdoor Wednesday..

Anonymous said...

My gardenia has a mind of it's own when it comes to bloom time!
Lovely little vignette.

Kathy b

Kat said...

I just love gardenias, the scent is heavenly. My grandmother had gardenias at the old home place and if I smell them to this day I think of her. Kathy

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, I wish we could grow Gardenia's here. I am green with envy. I love how they smell. Yours are so pretty.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing the gardenia, I can almost smell it LOL!!

Bo said...

Hi Robyn...we were lucky enough to inherit a huge gardenia bush when we bought this home...they do smell heavenly, don't they! ;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn! Oh, I can almost smell those lovely blooms!
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

Judi said...

Hi Robyn
Isn't that something that they would bloom so late...they were waiting to give you something when the rest of the garden wasn't. They are just beautiful.
Oh I can't wait until Spring comes...next month.. :o)

I can't wait to see what your giveaway is all about...this is very exciting...

Have a nice evening..

Helen said...

Gardenias are my very favorite flowers ... of all time!

Kathy said...

I love Gardenias and I love your little house too, hugs, Kathy.