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Finally!! They bloomed

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1 Finally!! They bloomed on Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:51 pm

Barbara101

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My stargazers bloomed. 

I only wish I could get Gardenias to grow.They grow almost wild around here, except in my yard.Mad

2 Re: Finally!! They bloomed on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:53 pm

bethk

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Barb, they are lovely. Just a word to the wise.

Do not cut them and take them in the house to admire....as they "ripen" they begin to stink to high heaven....at least that's my experience when I worked at the wholesale greenhouse foe 15 years.

3 Re: Finally!! They bloomed on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:52 pm

Crybaby

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I disagree, Beth, as they're some of my favorite cut flowers and I love the way they smell, though it's too strong for some.

All I recommend doing is removing the stamens as the blooms open, as they make a mess on the flowers, will stain your clothes and will make a mess falling on anything else inside.

4 Re: Finally!! They bloomed on Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:56 am

LisaSD

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I agree with Beth...way too strong! My husband is a romantic and always includes them in a bouquet because they were there on my wedding cake and decorations but I finally had to tell him I can't stand the powerful smell!

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