The Gardenia bush is blooming! Our little bush only has 5 flowers, but they are 5 beautiful, fragrant flowers. We almost lost the bush several years ago when we had one of those very unusual bitter cold winters--temps were in the teens. My husband gave the plants lots of TLC and it slowly came back. It will never be as big, but produces a few pretty flowers and oh--the smell! Yum!
It reminds me of the gardenia bush in our backyard when I was a child. When I smell that gardenia flower smell, I am transported back to a warm summer evening sitting in the backyard swing. I am not thinking about anything really--just enjoying the moment without a care in the world. Isn't it funny and nice how smells take it to another time? Like honeysuckle, mimosa trees and this pretty little gardenia bush in my yard.