“Seed Pod”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Today, while walking around the garden just checking things out, I noticed a bright orange “something” on the gardenia bush. On looking closer, I discovered it was the seed pod I first saw back in the summer. Being green and inconspicuous, I guess I forgot all about it until the bright color of the ripening pod caught my attention.
Here it is nice and green in July. The next photo shows it now. It must be just about ripe.
I am going to have to watch it closely now to make sure that it doesn’t pop open and spill the seeds. I don’t know what I will do with the seeds. I will plant them, but I can find no information on germinating gardenia seeds. I have had gardenia bushes here for over thirty years and have never seen a seed pod before, so maybe it is rare for them to form seeds. You would think with all the information out there on the world wide web, I could find something, but so far no luck. Nothing in my garden books, either.
Well, I am not going to count on anything until I actually have the seeds in hand. However, I think that if I could get some plants from the seeds that would be something worth writing about.