Gardenias are one of my most favorite flowers. The smell is intoxicatingly amazing.
When I was a little girl we always had gardenia plants in our yard. One of our summer traditions was to pick individual flowers and float them in water. I just loved it.
Well in our apartment complex there is one itsy bitsy gardenia plant. Every time we talk past it my mood gets better. I love it. It brings me such joy. Ever day I watch it and the other day there were 7 flowers on the tiny plant, but sadly the next day they were all gone. I was really sad. That afternoon I went over to my mom's house and decided to pick one as I was heading home. I placed it in one of my tea cups and it adorns my home with the beautiful aroma.
It truly makes me joyful!