Pic of the Day – Gardenia jasminoides ‘Cutie Pie’

Rounded petals and leaves give 'Cutie Pie' a soft look.

Rounded petals and leaves give ‘Cutie Pie’ a soft look.

Fragrance is an important piece of the successful gardening puzzle  According to researchers, our sense of smell is closely tied into our memory and aromas can quickly transport us back in time.  It’s no wonder northern gardeners love lilacs and southern ones adore gardenias.  Gardenia jasminoides ‘Cutie Pie’ fits into the most space-challenged garden with its small stature and single flowers.  It makes a little evergreen bun with deep green foliage and rounded leaves unlike the narrow, pointed leaves on many other dwarfs.  The blossoms pack a powerful punch with the heavy scent typical of gardenias.  Best with protection from the brightest sun.

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This tiny gardenia can also be grown in a pot.

This tiny gardenia can also be grown in a pot.

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