Question: I was hoping you could give me some information on caring for Gardenias.
NICK: There are so many different varieties and hybrids of Gardenias. The Mystery is the granddaddy of them all, and the nana is the little itty bitty one. They all have similar characteristics on how they're supposed to be taken care of. If you live by either coast, you can grow them in full sun. Everywhere else, you've got to grow them in half shade (preferably morning shade). The more sun they get however, the more flowers they're going to have. The scent of that flower is just ah, dynamic. Okay now what you want to do is to deadhead those flowers so that they keep on producing for you. Don't forget to keep your soil moist (not wet) and also make sure it's an acidic soil when caring for Gardenias