Gardenia

Gardenia

Gardenia is an evergreen shrub with a unmistakable scent.  Fragrant white blossoms contrast  with shiny dark green leaves. Double blooms are often used as corsage flowers. These plants bloom from March until the end of summer in North Florida. More than 20 varites of Gardenia grow across the State of Florida. Gardenia jasminoides, also known as G. augusta, G.…

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Sweet Tea Olive, Osmanthus Fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans Common Names: tea olive, fragrant olive, sweet olive. The Tea Olive (oddly enough) doesn’t produce any olives. But what it is famous for is; a small bloom with a fragrance that is unique as any expensive perfume. Tea olives can grow to be a large evergreen tree. However, it is often pruned into almost any size…