Help with my patio Gardenias!!!!

CassieheartsrosesJuly 1, 2012

I recently posted "Rehab Gardenias Saved from Home Improvement Chain". I have been working The last couple days on them. I went to take the plants out of the pot and the soil is soaking wet and has not been watered in days. Have I done something wrong? I took them out of their pots and I'm trying to get them to dry. Do I bareroot them? The bark is flaking off and revealing a lot of green all up the trunk. There is a lot of new green and leaves coming through. Please help!

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butterfly4u

Cassie,
You already have your answer.
You had a great answer on your other post.
Put the poor plant back in the pot and let it dry out a bit on it's own.
Most gardenias are killed with love.
They are outside plants, hardier than you think
Like Rhododendrums, and azelas.
Treat it like them.
GOod Luck.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 11:55PM
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calistoga_al

My Gardenia is in the ground almost 10 years old. It is on a drip system and pretty much on its own and ignored. Lately it has more bloom at a time than normal, it was only when other plants on the same watering zone showed signs of distress did I realize it was not getting water. This is an old plant with plenty of roots, but not near as dependent as I thought. Al

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 8:53AM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

No. I put my outdoor gardenia through hell and it does pretty good.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 3:38PM
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