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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 29, 2012 10:38 AM CST
I have a Gardenia that I do not know the name because it was a trade that someone sent me as a cutting from their garden in Florida, and I have a Star Jasmine purchased at home depot years ago.

I am going to try rooting a piece of the star jasmine and see if it is hardy for my zone this year.

This is my rooted Noid Gardenia.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 29, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Phlox and butterfly bushes for me today. Did I say butterfly bushes. Wait, isn't is STILL July? LOL
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 30, 2012 11:51 AM CST
Cinta , that is a nice color combo there, and wish I could smell the gardenia, they are not hardy here and I rarely even see them in the stores.

The best fragrance in the garden now is the Little Henry Itea
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 30, 2012 1:34 PM CST
Cinda, thank you. I grow the gardenia in a pot. I just bring it in every winter put it in a window. The petunias planted themselves in the pot from last year. The pot was under the petunias. Life is grand when accidents happen. I get double fragrance from the petunias when the gardenia is finished blooming.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 30, 2012 2:41 PM CST
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Love those beautiful accidents.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 30, 2012 4:17 PM CST
MMM, that Itea always smells so nice!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 30, 2012 6:05 PM CST
Lilies are the most pervasive scents here in July, with Muscadet (now finished Sad ) being my favorite overall. Roses Sunsprite and Nahema are adding their lovely fragrances as well. The mints are wonderful every time I mow, and I just can't resist pulling leaves from my culinary herbs whenever I walk past. Big Grin Last thing in the evening I stop by the nicotiana and enjoy its sweet perfume. There's also a mystery scent or two that I haven't yet been able to identify. I can't easily get into the middle of my beds to sniff each new plant, so they just might remain mysterious! Hilarious!

Muscadet and Yellow Baby. Lovey dubby
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Gold Band has a stronger and perhaps a bit more cloying scent than Muscadet. It certainly fills the garden on a still evening, and a few blooms carried indoors will scent the whole house. Big Grin It's blooming now, along with the pleasantly scented Bonbini. Hurray!
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I tried a few "hardy" gardenias here last year...I guess they weren't quite hardy enough. Shrug!

I don't think I've ever smelled a Sweetspire. Are they strong-scented, or lightly pleasant...??

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 30, 2012 7:46 PM CST
I guess I would have to say middle , not as strong as the lilies but you can smell it just walking by, don't have to put your nose on the bees Smiling
It's a sweet smell maybe like citrus blossoms.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 30, 2012 7:49 PM CST
Oh! I think I'd like that one.

Thanks, Cinda. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn Martin
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marilyncarrmart
Jun 18, 2013 1:06 PM CST
MY yard is full of Michelia Alba blossoms, it fills the whole yard, 4 little flowers smells my whole bedroom, I just love the Juicy Fruit scent and very strong. Thumb of 2013-06-18/marilyncarrmart/f4f98f Thumb of 2013-06-18/marilyncarrmart/22ce18
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 18, 2013 2:19 PM CST
flagrance and fruit
What is not to love
Never heard of it here so off to read up Smiling
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crittergarden
Jun 18, 2013 7:25 PM CST
I also went to read up.
Won't do in the ground for me and Gus.....
It's described as doing well in pots - does anyone have experience with it INDOORS in pots??
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 18, 2013 7:52 PM CST
think that question would get a response in the tropical forum? or maybe houseplants?
I am interested too Smiling
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