Little Gardenia

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I bought this as a nursery stock last September from a bonsai nursery locally for $20. When I saw it, it was on the ground looked pretty rough. But after lifting it up, I found an interesting trunk line. For $20, I didn’t hesitate. I fertilized heavily after I brought it home and it bloomed heavily as a result. I also rooted a hard wood cutting using one of the branches I cut. So I got 2 plants for $20 although the cutting is only half an inch or so at the base.
Here in Georgia we are pretty much done with freezing now s I repotted it into this glazed blue pot today.
 

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This tree was kept outside on the ground for the entire winter and it didn’t skip a beat. When occur it back this spring, I kept some small branches along the trunk line to keep it from dying back. Eventually I will cut the think branches when I see buds break from the locations I like. Keep the draw of water and resource is something I learned from Ryan at Mirai. I did a major root reduction cause it was planted in a one gallon nursery pot with peat and wood chips. I removed 75-80% of the root mass and kept the surface fine roots and some structure roots for tie down. Hope it keep growing strongly this year.
 

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