As I said previously, we have gardenias in our new backyard. I love them, but wish they could last longer. When we first moved in, one or two were blooming, but I was too busy to take photos. When we returned from our two trips, there were spent blossoms all over the patio. Sigh. It took almost a month to see another bloom and here it is:
I was surprised to learn that the gardenia was named after a Scottish-born American naturalist, Dr. Alexander Garden. Great name, huh?
The scent is divine.