We planted a new bed this spring, including a nice gardenia plant. It's full of buds but when they get almost big enough to pop, they yellow and drop off. What do I need to do to encourage it to bloom? Also, what type of fertilizer should I use? Thank you for any help you can offer.
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Bud drop can happen for a number of reasons. This article will help you determine which may be affecting your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-flowers-gardenia-buds-falling-off-plant.htm
This will help with fertilizing your gardenia: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/fertilizing-gardenias-in-your-garden.htm