Today, I am very happy to share with you a plant with flowers that gives out a very nice strong fragrance. It is the Variegated Gardenia or Gardenia Jasminoides 'Variegata'.
The plant in my garden has started to flower.
The cuttings were from my sister's garden and I planted them in a pot.
It started off as a slow growing plant.
My patience finally paid off! At last, I get to see a flower bud!
The flower stalk is short.
The flower bud sits in the centre with 2 to 3 branches branching out from it sides.
It is like the branches are shielding the flower. Even the flower bud is variegated!
Unfolding of the first bloom.
Unfolding layer by layer...
Love the soft white petals that smell so good.
This is one plant I want to nurture.
I am thinking of transferring it to a bigger pot.
Or propagate more plants and fill my garden with the sweet fragrance.
A fading Gardenia flower.
Linking to Floral Bliss.
And this world is fading away,
and these evil, forbidden things will go with it,
but whoever keeps doing the will of God will live forever.
(1 John 2:17, The Living Bible-TLB)