The warmth of May has finally brought the first waxy white gardenias with their gorgeous green leaves.  The small star gardenias out front have bloomed but they barely last.  Now the real things are getting ready to go in to full bloom, filling the path to the studio with their scent, and they will go on for weeks.


The first buds appear, and there are so many of them!

Pure white

I love how these pop up overnight.

Full bloom. Let the party begin. And the scent...

...even the garden statue is ecstatic.