Gardenias like acidity, so feel free to fertilize with espoma hollytone, which provides a nice hit of acid in addition to required nutrients. All gardenias love full sun and attention, so be sure to shower them with both!

**Be sure to only plant grafted gardenias in the ground, as they are susceptible to nematode pests otherwise!

Another beautiful, heavily scented flower, gardenias, are also associated with love.

In the Victorian era, it was common to send flowers to convey messages between people. If you received a gardenia, that meant someone was secretly in love with you. Today, the meaning has shifted slightly to mean you are worthy of love, and It is often used in bridal bouquets to carry on this tradition.