Author’s Note: Gardenia’s are my most favored of all flowers.
Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Purest scent so subtle so sweet
no other holds your secret redolence
A fragile bud that loves sunny treats
it shies away from wintery streets

Memories of childhood days
when Florida was wonderfully tropical
Palm Trees swayed while we played
Gardenia’s perfume surrounding the glade

Bringer of peace and tranquility
bearer of true love and affection
Gardenia with your white so bright
no evil can penetrate no ghostly light

Blissful is the fragrance you carry
a guiding halo for the spiritually weary
Symbol of goodwill throughout history
a joyful reminder of nature’s mystery


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I like that last stanza — goes well with the flower.

    Ronel visiting for G:
    My Languishing TBR: G
    Giants of All Kinds

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    1. My very favorite flower! Thank you! 😊


  2. DB McNicol says:

    So pretty but the smell always gives me a headache.

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    1. We will have to remember never to hug then, as I only wear Gardenia body mist! 🤭

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      1. DB McNicol says:

        Oh my, yes! But I do love a good hug…

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  3. This a lovely poem about a beautiful plant.

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    1. Thank you so much Keith! ☺️


  4. Gardenias are lovely and so is your tribute to them!

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    1. Oh thank you so much P!!! 🥰


  5. Sadje says:

    I loved gardenias, your poem and their fragrance.

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    1. Thank you Sadje! They are my absolute favorite!!! 🥰

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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