51 comments on “GARDENIA perfume of Angels

  1. gorgeous photos…I can see the water droplets on the Gardenias and leaves!!! I wasn’t aware the Gardenia was in the coffee family…interesting! I stopped by as I would like to learn more about Indonesia…

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  2. Gardenias are lovely especially near a porch where you can smell their sweet perfume as you go in and out of your home. Do you also grow coffee? I have heard that the coffee plant has a beautiful fragrant flower?

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    • We don’t grow coffee around the house but farmers grow them on a very large farmland on Java, Sumatra, Bali and Sulawesi Islands. Coffee has beautiful flowers which are axillary, and clusters of fragrant white flowers bloom simultaneously, then followed by oval berries of about 1.5 cm (0.6 in) and ripe in 5 to 6 month later. I have the plants growing wild on the border of the land where I grow wooden trees for paper. Next time I will make a post about it when the plants are blooming. I appreciate for discussing this plant.

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      • I would be pleased to learn more about them. I tried to grow two coffee plants here in Christchurch. I managed to keep them alive for almost 4 years but one year they were killed by snow. I thought I had protected them well but the snow was too severe. So I didn’t get to see any berries or flowers. To grow coffee here is very unusual.

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  3. Gardenias are among the most beautiful flowers and I’ve tried to grow them in my home – indoors of course. But, unfortunately I have never succeeded…They last 6 months and then the dry winter air with central heating kills them. Wonderful pictures!

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    • Yes it is. I grew it last February 2012 in about 30cm high and now have been baring flowers several times with about 70cm height. I am most grateful that you like Gardenia as I do.🙂

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  4. I have gardenias growing. One big parent bush and several smaller bushes from cuttings. I am surprised and pleased when the Gardenia blooms, even though there is not enough sun for the leaves to be thick and happy. Mine has a leggy appearance, but is well established with good roots. I planted it from a cutting 15 years ago, which I brought from another Gardenia that I grew from a cutting from — etc. I have had a bit of the same Gardenia growing for about 30 years. It is wonderful how flowers and their scents evoke memories from childhood, our own and other’s.

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    • Sounds interesting !, you have the 15 year – old plants? That’s true, Their flowers and scents evoke memories from our childhood too. I still remember when my older sisters often took me trespassing our Dutch neighbor’s garden for just to smell the scents.

      One day we were caught by the owner, we were very scared and shaking the whole body, but finally we ffound beyond expectations, they were very kind and gave us some bud to take home.

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  5. Most beautiful flower with a truly heavenly scent. I once was given a bowl filled with those blossoms which I took happily and proudly back to my hotel room. Oh what a mistake that was – big big mistake. I was sick all night. So, lesson learnt, despite it’s beauty not a flower to be kept in a closed room🙂

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    • Ouch, I am sorry to hear it😀 …. I don’t keep strong scent flowers in the closed room, especially in large quantity. I grow some strong scent flowers at home, namely Gardenia, frangipanies, orchids, jasmines, quisquaalis, roses, and several other flowering trees and just love to feel the natural air freshener with different fragrance in every different flowering seasons.🙂

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  6. I am glad that I found this. I like gardenia (actually I used to familiar with kaca piring. It was difficult to find the name in english or Bahasa, because I used to think that kaca piring is my local language/sundanesse). My mother likes flowers also, I have an idea to buy her gardenia shrub. Thanks for sharing.🙂

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    • Ahh,… Assalamu Alaykum, Mbak Nur. I am Also a Sundanesse. I am so glad you finally found my blog.🙂
      Wilujeng sumping sareng hatur nuhun tina kasumpingan mbak. Making your mother happy means you are opening a door to heaven!

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