Monday, June 18

The Alpha Gardenia + a Quote




I'd love it if you could catch a whiff of the aroma! Too bad we don't have "smell-a-vision" here in Blogland. There are now at least 25 of them open on the bush and 9 on my kitchen counter in a vase. Heaven!




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It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?




Richard Bach, writer (1936- )

22 comments:

Beverly said...

Interesting quote, Judy. I love the gardenias. Dillard's has the best potpourri with the gardenia fragrance (if you don't have the real thing.)

Duke_of_Earle said...

Judy,

As I was growing up, my mother had a gardenia for a house plant. That thing bloomed all year long and filled the house with its heavenly perfume. I can never smell a gardenia without reliving some of those boyhood times.

John

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I have never owned those, but I have wiffed them on occasion. You are so lucky because they are what you say.

wordnerd said...

I love this time of year for that very reason -- gardenia blooms! I have one near a flower bed that I'm redoing, so while I'm on my knees pulling at stubborn weeds, I get the wonderful scent of gardenia. Makes every job a little nicer.

mar said...

I have a small gardenia in a pot with one flower and one bud! Somebody gave it to me last year, I am very please it survived at least one year :)

PI said...

i feel deprived - I've never had a gardenia. the very name gives off an air of mystery and romance. Billie Holiday!

LZ Blogger said...

We used to have one of these back in our California home. You are right about the beautiful smell! ~ jb///

Anna said...

I love gardenias....they are my favorite Judy. the smell is wonderful!

Kristi said...

Love the quote. It's so applicable to where my life is right now. Thanks for sharing it.

Bob-kat said...

I bet those flowers small gorgeous! I wish we did have smell-o-blogging!

srp said...

Our neighbors have the gardenia bushes and I noticed they were starting to bloom. I am hoping they will let me dig up one of the small ones just behind their fence in the easement to take to the new house.

Tabor said...

The first time I ever saw a real gardenia was decades ago and it was in a cocktail called a Scorpian...a little too sweet for my tastes.

That last quote stops one dead in their tracks...

Seamus said...

We may have to force some to grow here! I miss gardenias.

Love that Bach quote. :)

utenzi said...

Gardenias are heaven. I just love that smell so much!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

LOL! I think we should petition Blogger for Smell-o-vision!

Alice said...

Beautiful gardenia Judy. They have been my favorite since I was a child. I have a small gardenia bush in our backyard and also about 8 of the larger gardenia bushes. See you soon!

Shephard said...

I absolutely love gardenias, and they seem to do so much better out here than the ones we planted in bug-infested Florida. :)

Great quote.
Love Bach.
~S

tiff said...

Someone brought in ONE gardenia bloom to work, and placed it in the ladies' room. It perfumed the atmosphere most lusciously for days.

Total yum.

Awareness said...

BEEEE uuuuu TTTTTT ful!

I have some gardenia room spray and will have to blast it in my home....and then look at your photo. :)

ps.....oh, name lady? I heard a new name today. thought you'd get a kick out of it. My daughter has a classmate whose last name is "mahboob." Her mother's first name is pat. Put that one together. :)

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Love gardenia and it's perfume!
I like the quote, too!

Jamie Dawn said...

I can only imagine the glorious fragrance.
I'm sure the ones on your counter look lovely.
I'm not sure I want smell-a-vision. I'm afraid of what hitonious odors some might inflict on me.

Claude said...

I just love gardenias. A great photo!