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Question: I absolutely love Gardenias, but we never have good luck with them. We just bought 3 more Gardenia bushes and were wondering about the best type of care for them. Thank you

Answer: Vicki,

Gardenias love moist soil conditions but need good drainage so it doesn't stay soggy. They prefer a slightly acidic soil and respond well to fertilizers for acid loving plants. Work a few inches of compost or peat moss into the planting bed prior to planting. Provide them a location with plenty of morning sun but some afternoon shade if you can.

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