My Gardenia is Blooming! Time for a Cocktail!

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

My Gardenia #1 is loaded with blooms, and many buds to come after that. My second gardenia is more vertical, blooms later, and has star shaped flowers.

I used to love going to the Trader Vic's restaurants with my husband and getting the scorpion cocktail. It always came with a fresh gardenia floating on the top, and usually in a bowl for two. The secret ingredient is oregat syrup and I always have some on hand for gardenia season!


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Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

How cool! I just looked up th scorpion on Trader Vic's website. It sounds tre' delicious.

Grantsboro, NC(Zone 8b)

We have 8 and the buds are just beginning to show. They were trimmed back last year maybe thats why they are so late.


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