I took these photos last Friday, before the heavy rains hit. Now the gardenias (at least 25 of them) are drooping near the ground or deck, hanging on for dear life. There are a lot more buds on the plant though, so I'll have them for at least 10 more days, I think.
The wonderful aroma that wafts through the air when you walk out onto the deck is heavenly, if not downright orgasmic. It is too bad we don't have "smell-a-vision" or "smell-a-web", so I could share it with you. ENJOY!
*** the skies have opened up again, pouring harder than ever. The gardenias don't stand a chance, I fear. The pool almost reached the overflow point yesterday, so today's rain should do it. If this keeps up, we will have a deja vu about the back woods creek we had after Alberto. Having suffered through a drought for the last 1 1/2 years - it is odd to have the water levels filled and surpassed all in one week!