My favorite plant in the garden this week is Gardenia 'Frost Proof'. That is strange because I wasn't going to risk growing another Gardenia, but I was in the nursery spending my "Shorty's Bucks", which gave me $10 to spend, and here was a lovely Gardenia making wild claims with lovely foliage. In spite of so many other nice hardy plants I could have picked, I succumbed, once having fallen in love with that wonderful fragrance it's hard to resist having it around again. I did manage to keep my last Gardenia alive in the house for a couple years, and let it live by my sink where I could smell it, but after I got brave and planted it in the yard, it didn't last long. Kleim's Hardy and 'veitchii' have both regaled me with fragrance but are no more. So I got home and felt like I should have my head examined, but this week something wonderful happened, it bloomed!
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