I have a gardenia and azalea but I don't know if I need to prune them or not. I live in Zone 7 and tried to prune the gardenia last year but it never bloomed. How do you make it bloom? I don't have any experience at all.
Gardenia and Azalea Care
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Neither of these shrubs have to be pruned to keep them healthy, but if you want to shape them, you can prune them. Here is information on pruning and other care for gardenias and azaleas: