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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Fragrant Creamy White Gardenia Flowers From My Garden

I received some plant cuttings from a friend. She only told me that the plant has a nice fragrant and the flower is white. She also mentioned that sometimes the cuttings might not grow. At that time, I was not told that it is a Gardenia plant. It was only confirmed after the plant started to flower.
There is a variegated Gardenia plant in my garden. I did a post on the variegated Gardenia plant. You can click here to visit the post.
It has creamy white flowers with a nice fragrance.
The Gardenia cuttings started to grow.

I used normal garden soil.

The plant enjoyed the morning sun.
I fertilize it about once in every 2 weeks. 
It grew tall and it began to bud.

Can you see the bud?
A close up of the bud.
 The bud is slowly opening.
The petals unfolding.
Creamy white flower.
It has a very nice fragrance.
It never stopped flowering.
Will this turn into a seed or seeds?
I have yet to see the seed.
One morning I was standing very close to the plant when suddenly a little bird flew very close to me and went off to perch on a nearby plant. It was making a lot of noise like it was scolding me. I didn't know what it was all about. Then as I look back at the plant, I saw before me a bird's nest. No wonder, the bird was so excited. It wanted to protect its nest from me by trying to distract my attention from the nest. I can't do any trimming as long as the nest is there.
A closer look at the nest. I took this photo when the bird was not around.
It conveniently used the leaf above as a roof over the nest.
Just look at the workmanship. It sort of sewed the leaves to build a nest.
The mother bird is a very small bird.
Linking to Floral Bliss

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

(Isaiah 49:15, New International Version-NIV)

44 comments:

  1. The petals of the white flowers look quick thick. Somehow I imagine that it smells like Jasmine flowers though I am sure it does not smell like that. Are there any eggs in the nest? If yes, I can't wait for the eggs to hatch.

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    1. I can't see whether there is egg. The nest was built in such a way that it faces the wall.

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  2. Es preciosa, yo también la tengo y el nido me encanta. Besitos.

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  3. That's an amazing bird's nest Nancy:) You must be so honored to be able to share your garden estate with them...must be a happy garden!

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    1. I am glad that the birds love my garden and they find it safe to build their nests in my garden.!

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  4. The birds must be so happy in your beautiful garden! I have a Gardenia plant in my garden which is largely neglected. Now that I see how pretty yours is, I must sayang2 mine. LOL!

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    1. Plants love to be sayang too! Give it a trim and it will grow beautifully!

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  5. Gardenias smell so wonderful, no wonder ladies loved to decorate with it their hair etc. The bird has found a fragrant nesting place :)

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    1. Yes, this bird knows where to build its nest! Surrounded by nice fragrance from the flowers.

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  6. The gardenia is so beautiful.

    Lol. The birds are enjoying their nest in your garden.

    I just cleaned up my garden but rained again. So I did some weeding this afternoon.

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    1. My weeding is only half done! Hope to continue tomorrow!

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  7. I love the perfume of gardenias. Lucky you to have a nest in your garden, you might get to see babies as well :-) Keep well Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I am keeping a look out for the tiny birds!

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  8. Your shots are spectacular. Wow.

    You have an amazing green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  9. Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. I’ve painted a few canvases of them, as well. However, I’m not successful in growing them. Last year I bought two gallon size containers all healthy and growing. The first one promptly died. Too much sun? I moved the second one to a shaded spot and it hung on through the seasons but did not thrive by any means. Lavender and gardenias are two plants I love but can’t seem to grow! You have an amazing green thumb!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I haven't tried growing Lavender. I heard that it is not any easy plant to grow.

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  10. Sweetie’s favorite flower is the gardenia. How sweet that the mama bird made a nest there!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Gardenia is now one of my favourite flowers!

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  11. How amazing to have a nest in such a beautiful plant. Blessed in so many ways.

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    1. The bird knows where to build its nest! Lol!

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  12. Must be such a tiny bird, perhaps a wren? So cute! I have heard that gardenias smell wonderful, but have never smelled one. In your first picture, look at the center of the plant...what a beautiful and perfect spiral!

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  13. This is indeed a beautiful flower, Nancy! And how special to have a nest there! I hope you will see chicks hatch!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! Keeping a look out for the chicks!

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  14. Truly beautiful Nancy. I admire your green thumb.

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  15. I have this plant but thought it was jasmine hehe.

    That must be a very small bird since the next is only one leaf long.

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    1. Yes, very small bird. I think about half the size of the leaf.

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  16. Lovely capture on the dazzling green plant and fragrant white flower… and it looks pretty. I guess the little bird should be tailor bird, only they could build nest using leaves.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan! You are right about the bird's id. I checked with google and the picture of the bird is the same as the bird in my garden. These birds have loud calls.

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  17. I like the white creamy colour of the flowers

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