Gardenias In Bloom

We have three gardenia bushes and I would safely say that we have at least two hundred buds on each bush.  Probably more--I started to count late this afternoon and immediately saw that I couldn't even begin to count the blooms on one bush.  

When we lived in Tulsa, we could not grow gardenias.  They would not make it through the winter even though we are only four driving hours away.

We have had these for three or four years and this is the first year they have bloomed so profusely.

Do you think twenty or thirty years from now we will be able to send the smell of them through the computer?

The way technology is going, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.

This photograph has two layers of Kim's total grunge texture, each of them with lowered opacity and I erased the some of the texture of the bottle and flowers on each layer.  

Hope you enjoy.

It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
Psalm 74:17

© all photographs, art,  and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


Debbie Petras said…
How awesome that you have so many blooms! I am a novice gardener. However, I do have a gardenia plant that is blooming, even in the Phoenix heat. It sits on my front patio but is protected from the glaring sun.
Stephanie said…
This is so pretty. I love gardens but I am such a terrible gardener. I envy your numerous blooms.
Oh I am so jealous, I remember my grandparents had several gardenia bushes in their garden when I was young, they are gone now. I wonder if I can grow them here. I think their blooms have the sweetest scent.
Tammy said…
Absolutely gorgeous. :)
Linda said…
Lovely! You're so lucky to be able to grow gardenias!
Anita Johnson said…
I would love to be able to smell the tropical, so beautiful.
Such a beautiful photo. Perfect for summer.
EarlK said…
Beautiful. And seeing the photo, I can smell them. Wonderful.

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